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THE INSTRUCTOR, Vol. 65, No. 3 

Publishers: Deseret Sunday School Union, 44 Bast South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

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Copyright, 1930 by Hcber J. Grant, for the Deseret Sunday School Union. 

CONTENTS FOR MARCH, 1930 



L. D. S. Bureau of Information Building. .Frontispiece 

March Hares Estelle Webb Thomas 147 

The Bureau of Information 149 

Latter-day Saint Hymns 152 

Four Generations of Seven Sons' 153 

True Stories from My Journal. Horace H. Cummings 154 

True Pioneer Stories Harold H. Jenson 155 

Editorial — Joseph Smith Appointed in the Councils 

of Eternity 158 

The Centennial of the Restored Church.... 158 

"Zion is Growing" 159 



Signs of the Times J. M. Sjodahl 160 

Our Cover Picture J. Leo Fairbanks 162 

Sunday School Departments 

A Smoke Fight 171 

Somebody Needs You (Poem) 186 

His Own Place to Play 191 

Pep Venice Farnsworth Anderson 198 

Little Girl Gay (Poem) Bertha A. Kleinman 201 

The Budget Box 202 

Polly Winkums 204 

The Funny Bone 206 



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HIS cold weather re- 
minds me that I'm lazy. 
I admit it. I have always 
been lazy. But since 
reading Stevenson's "An 
Apology for Idlers" I 
have felt better about it. 
Now I'm proud to be 
lazy. 

I shun doing hard things when there is an 
easier way. It seems like a sinful waste of energy. 

And do I hate to get up in the morning?. 
Crawling out of a warm bed and tramping through 
a cold house to a temperamental stove or furnace 
has no charms for me. Nor do I enjoy playing 
nursemaid, waiter or chauffer to a heating plant. 

Of course, I do not boast to my wife, that I am 
lazy. It is unnecessary, and, besides a strategical 
error. Husbands know that. And now that I have 
found an easier way to take care of this heating 
proposition, I put over the big idea as any 100% 
Rock Mountain home-diplomat would. 

"Ted Johnson's family doesn't seem to have so 
many colds this winter," I observed to wife one 
night. 

"I guess that's right," she retorts. "Last winter 
I imagined a whole band of novices were practic- 
ing on trombones — there was so much sneezing 
going on there." 

"Yeh," sez I, "an' they kept it hotter than the 
place where you say I'm going some day." 

"Sometimes — yes," she contradicts. "I've been 
there when it was so cold you had to put extra 
wraps on inside. 

I dropped the subject there, knowing her curi- 
osity would get hot. Next day, she brings up the 
question. 

"You should think enough of your children's 
health, if you don't of mine, to have automatic 
heating," she parries as I start the evening sport- 
pages. 

"I work my fingers 
to the bone for you and 
the children," she blazes 
away, "and besides I 
have to shovel and tend 
fires or shiver all day 
while you sit in a com- 
fortable office where all 
you have to do is com- 
plain to the janitor 
when you want more 
heat. It's pretty sel- 
fish of you to let a few 




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dollars stand between us and health and com- 
fort, when the Johnsons and the Browns, and 
the Joneses, and just about everybody is getting 
automatic natural gas heat, except us." 

"Hold it," I asks. "What's all this about?" 

"Well, you were telling about the Johnsons not 
having colds this winter and I met Mrs. Johnson 
today and asked about her family and she says 
they are healthier because they can keep the 
house at the same temperature all the time since 
they put in a natural gas heater last fall. They 
have a thermo,-thermostyle, I think she said that 
controls it." 

"Thermostat, you mean don't you?" I says 
rather dumb-like. 

"That's it," she says relieved. 

"And Mrs. Johnson never has to tend fires and 
oh Bob, you should see what a ducky looking 
basement they've got now!. She has a rug on the 
floor and curtains and a play space for Junior's 
toys and the wicker 
furniture and some 
lamps and they're go- 
ing to put in a radiant 
fireplace. 

"Fine," I says, not too 
enthusiastic, and letting 
my Scotch instincts get 
the best of me, "and the 
gas bills would pay the 
German reparations!" 

"If you mean they 
are big, you're mis- 
taken. Mrs. Johnson 
says the gas company 

sent out a man to examine the house and the 
heating system, and gave them an estimate, which 
was low enough to make them decide to put it 
in. The gas company has a wholesale rate for 
househeating, she says. And Ted tells her it's 
worth what it costs, just to have the house warm 
in the morning, besides all the other advantages." 

"All right," I says grudgingly, and grinning to 
myself, I reached for the phone, "we better phone 
the gas company for particulars. Let's see, they 
have offices at Salt Lake, Ogden, Murray, Magna, 
Kaysville and Morgan." 

And that's the start of how I got out of a lot of 
hard work and my Ruth got what she wanted. Be- 
lieve me, natural gas heat is what I had been look* 
ing for and didn't know it. Why don't you phone 
the gas company, now? 

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MARCH HARES 



By Estelle Webb Thomas 

March hares are mad hares — and 

I know why: 
They take their madness from the winds 

That race across the sky. 
The winds that whistle in their faces 
And give them dares for madcap races, 
They know however fast they go 
Beside the wind's their pace is slow, 
And still they try and try — 

March makes them mad, 
For that they're glad — 

And so am I! 




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THE INSIRUCTOR 




Vol. 65 



MARCH, 1930 



No. 3 



The Bureau of Information 



In the summer of 1902 the First 
Presidency of the Church was inspired 
to begin the work of the Bureau of In- 
formation on Temple square. The 
organizing of the movement was turn- 
ed over to the First Council of Seventy 
who called a committee to take imme- 
diate charge of this new missionary 
venture. 

A small octagonal building was 
erected near Itjhe south entrance to 
the square from which literature was 
distributed to visitors. One hundred 
able and experienced men and women 
were called to give part of their time 
to serve as guides to the numerous 
strangers who visited the grounds. A 
schedule of appointments was so 
planned that guide service would be 
regularly available during business 
hours all the days of the week. 

During the first two weeks more 
than five ,thousand visitors entered 
their names on the registers while 
thousands of others who did not regis- 
ter were also entertained. The advan- 
tage to the church of the new move- 
ment was immediately apparent. 

The missionary guides found that 
they could secure more profitable gos- 
pel conversations on the Tabernacle 
grounds in a day than in any other 
mission field in the world. 

Moreover, on the whole, a more in- 
telligent class of people could be con- 
tacted with here than in any other mis- 
sion field. Besides, people were met 
here at a most psychological time. In 



their homes most of them would be 
found too busy to grant a hearing to 
a missionary, but here they welcomed 
the information furnished and gladly 
accepted literature which a large pro- 
portion of them read during many 
hours of train travel either eastward 
or westward bound. 

Fully to appreciate the value of this 
new mission one needs to know some- 
thing of the conditions prevailing prior 
to its organization. The Tabernacle and 
the grounds surrounding it had been 
open to the public daily, but the travel- 
ing public did not understand this, and 
a number of people made it a practice 
to accost strangers on the streets and 
undertake for a fee to show them about 
the Temple grounds and explain to 
them some of the supposed mysteries 
of Mormonism. By these self-appoint- 
ed guides and by hack drivers who 
were engaged at the depots and hotels 
to show strangers the city, most lurid 
tales were told to credulous strangers. 
As a result many visitors to our city 
went away with increased prejudice 
against and even fear of the Mormons. 

The immediate success of the mis- 
sion on Temple square was far from 
pleasing to the opponents of the Church 
and very soon headquarters were es- 
tablished near the head of Main street 
for an Anti-Mormon Bureau of In- 
formation. This movement was start- 
ed by the local Ministerial Associa- 
tion, and was given publicity through 
the magazines and newspapers of the 



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Mar, 1930 




THE FIRST BUREAU OF INFORMATION, BUILT IN 1002 



country. The opposition movement was 
short-lived but resulted in numerous 
inquiries, through faulty addressing, 
reaching the Temple Block mission 
that were intended for the opposition 
camp. These were promptly and cour- 
teously answered and thus prejudice 
was overcome. 

The reaction of the Temple Block 
work was promptly manifest to our 
Elders in distant missions. Elder Mel- 
vin J. Ballard, then presiding in the 
Northwestern States, wrote "Not one 
single day passes but our elders see 
the fruits of the splendid work of the 
Bureau of Information. Instead of the 
indifferent attention so often shown 
the elders in the years which have 
passed — it is no uncommon thing for 
the door to open wide and warm- 
hearted invitation to step in, extended 
by some one who has visited the Bu- 
reau, and feels indebted for kindnesses 
extended there." President Chas. A 



Callis wrote from the Southern States : 
"In this mission the results of the great 
missionary work being done by the 
Bureau of Information are seen al- 
most every day. Some of your visitors, 
at the close of our street meetings 
greet the elders quite cordially. They 
insist upon the elders being accorded 
a respectful hearing. Some invite them 
to their homes. They speak of the kind- 
ly and courteous treatment they receive 
from the corps of missionaries con- 
nected with the Bureau of Informa- 
tion, and many of them have familiar- 
ized themselves with the contents of 
the literature you distribute." 

One thing which from the begin- 
ning has characterized the work of 
the Bureau of Information, and one 
which has given rise to much sur- 
prise and comment on the part of 
travelers, has been the refusal of 
tips or compensation of any kind by 
the missionary guides. Tourists find 



At, 



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THE BUREAU OF INFORMATION 



151 



this a unique experience. There have 
been humorous instances in which tips 
of twenty-five cents have been offered 
to wealthy citizens. When the character 
of the work performed and the type of 
people engaged in it have been under- 
stood, strangers have expressed as- 
tonishment at the willingness of busy 
men to leave business or profession to 
respond to calls to escort parties of 
travelers through the tabernacle. 

The treatment accorded visitors on 
Temple Block has caused many to make 
such remarks as: "I came here an 
enemy, I go away a friend." 

The need for printed matter de- 
scriptive of points of interest in the 
city was recognized at once. This 
need was first met by the publication 
of an eight page illustrated folder of 
"Information for Tourists" which has 
developed into a beautifully illustrated 
"Tourist Guide" of a hundred pages of 
which many thousands are distributed 
free annually. 

Only about two years after the 
Bureau work was begun an artistic 
brick building was constructed at the 
main entrance at the south gates. This 
building has been twice enlarged and 
an extension thereto now houses a 
most interesting museum collection, a 
large part of which came from the 
Deseret Museum. 

When Elder Benjamin Goddard was 
released last summer from his labors 
at the Bureau of Information, after 
twenty-seven years of continuous ser- 
vice, he received scores of letters of ap- 
preciation from prominent men and 
women both members and non-mem- 
bers of the Church. 

Elder James E. Talmage's letter, by 
his permission, is quoted below: 

"Dear Brother Goddard: 

'You do not know, nor does any mortal 
being, the extent of the good you have 
accomplished through your 27 years of 
devoted ministry on Temple Block. Un- 
told numbers call you blessed and shall 
so acclaim you even beyond the veil. It 
must be a joy to contemplate the far- 
reaching effect of your labors. Temple 
Block is one of our greatest mission fields. 



For the invaluable aid and the many 
courtesies which you have so willingly ex- 
tended to me in my individual work, I 
thank you most sincerely. 

"God bless you, my beloved Brother, 
through all the years you may desire to 
live upon the earth, and thence onward." 

"Cordially and prayerfully, 
Your brother, 

James E. Talmage. 

Elder Levi Edgar Young, President 
of the Temple Block Mission, in speak- 
ing of Elder Benjamin Goddard paid 
a high tribute to him and his years of 
service. Elder Young writes: 

"President Goddard worked faithfully 
as President of the Temple Block Mission 




ELDER BENJAMIN GODDARD 

for twenty-seven years. He not only met 
thousands of tourists, but was ever ready 
to serve them, and give them accurate in- 
formation concerning the Mormon people 
and the State of Utah. No one can 
imagine the difficulties that were over- 
come to establish the Bureau of Informa- 
tion on a high plane; but through the 
years, Elder Goddard met the difficulties 
and overcame them and established a very 
high standard for the work. He is natur- 
ally endowed with a refinement of nature 
anji character; is well educated and buoy- 
ant in spirit. His many friends all over 



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Mar. 1936 



the country regret his retirement. My 
service with him will always be a bright 
spot in my life. Our work was a com- 
plete harmony; and I think his life is 
made doubly happy by the realization of 
a long cherished ideal to work in the 
Temple of the Lord. 

"I must also express my appreciation 
of the missionary work that has been so 
well and nobly done by Elder Joseph 
Peery. For oyer twelve years, he has 



been at the Bureau of Information daily, 
and has taken groups of tourists through 
the buildings. His attitude towards all 
strangers is one of love and service." 

Elder Goddard has been succeeded 
by Elder John E. Heppler, who con- 
tinues to uphold the high standards of 
kindness and courtesy for which the 
Bureau has been noted. 



Latter-day Saint Hymns 

'We Thank Thee, O God, For a Prophet 
{From Millennial Star) 



"We Thank Thee, O God, For a 
Prophet," does not refer to the Pro- 
phet Joseph Smith specifically; it is a 
tribute to all who have led and still 
lead Israel. It is one of the best known 
of our Church hymns, and must always 
give a particular thrill to a genuine 
Latter-day Saint. The hymn was writ- 
ten by William Fowler, a young man 
born in Sheffield, England, in 1830, the 
year in which the Church was organ- 
ized. He was a workman in one of the 
famous cutlery establishments of his 
native city. He carried his new com- 
position to meeting, where it was sung 
for the people of the Sheffield Branch. 
President Joseph F. Smith, who was 
present on the occasion, has related 
how distinctly he recalled the first time 
this hymn, which has since so often 
voiced the gratitude of the people for 
a prophet-leader, was sung. 

We thank thee, O God, for a Prophet, 

To Guide us in these latter days; 
We thank thee for sending the Gospel 

To lighten our minds with its rays. 
We thank thee for every blessing 

Bestowed by thy bounteous hand; 
We feel it a pleasure to serve thee, 

And love to obey thy command. 

This stanza is written in simple un- 
adorned English. It's emotional content 
gives it literary merit. The spirit of 
gratitude, which should be the domi- 
nating emotion of all prayers, per- 
meates every line and word, making it 
one of the most acceptable song-pray- 



ers among the hymns of the Latter-day 
Saints. 

When dark clouds of trouble hand o'er us 

And threaten our peace to destroy, 
There is hope smiling brightly before us, 

And we know that deliv'rance is nigh, 
We doubt not the Lord, nor His goodness, 

We've proved Him in days that are past; 
The wicked who fight against Zion 

Will surely be smitten at last. 

The value of the second stanza lies 
not in its emotional content but rather 
in the great spiritual thought that it 
embodies. It is a message of trust and 
confidence. It tells us the fact, which 
has so often been proved by those who 
live spiritual lives — that they who truly 
rely on the Lord have no need to fear. 
It is the same thought that is found in 
the great hymn, sung by all Christians, 
"How firm a foundation", the fourth 
stanza of which reads : 

When through the deep waters I call thee 

to go, 
The rivers of sorrow shall not thee o'er 

flow; 
For I will be with thee, thy troubles to 

bless, 
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 

The third and last stanza reads: 

We'll sing of His goodness and mercy, 

We'll praise Him by day and by night, 
Rejoice in His glorious Gospel, 

And bask in its life-giving light. 
Thus on to eternal perfection 

The honest and faithful will go, 
While they who reject this glad message 

Shall never such happiness know. 



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LATTER-DAY SAINT HYMNS 



153 



The first four lines of this last stanza 
express a song of praise to the Lord 
for His goodness and mercy ; the sec- 
ond four contemplate the great culmi- 
nation. The goal is perfection. "Thus 
on to eternal perfection" is an expres- 
sion that may be interpreted as mean- 
ing — thus on to eternal progression the 
honest and faithful will go, while those 
who reject the gospel message can never 
attain this perfection. 

This hymn is not a literary gem in 
any sense; there are no lines that can 



be classed as the essence of poetry; 
nevertheless, it is one of the most popu- 
lar hymns of the Latter-day Saints. 
And justly so, because it reaches the 
heart, arousing appreciation of the 
debt of gratitude that surges through 
the souls of men and women as the re- 
alization grips them that they have in- 
deed a mouthpiece of God on earth. It 
contains a profound spiritual truth, 
which, coupled with reverent emotion, 
furnishes justification enough for song 
or sermon. 




FOUR GENERATIONS OP SEVEN SONS 

The above Is a protograph of the seven sons of Mr. and Mrs. Wllford L. Brain- 
well of Ogden, Utah. Brother Bramwell (center) is Superintendent of Sunday 
Schools of the Mt. Ogden Stake. His grandfather, George W. Bramwell, a 
pioneer of 1854, was one of seven sons, and he himself (George W.) had seven 
sons. Wilford's father, George W. Bramwell, Jr., Bishop of Plain City for 26 
years, was tbe sire of seven sons, and now Wilford has kept up the record of 
this remarkable family. AH branches of the Priesthood are represented in Wil- 
ford's sons. 

Lett to right back row: Dee, Teacher; Kent, Priest; Wendell, Elder; Lawrence, 
Seventy. Left to right, front row: Paul, Deacon; Ross, member. Lawrence has 
filled a mission in Europe, and is one of the Seven Presidents of Seventy i|ii 
Ogden Stake; Wendell is Asst. Supt., ■5th Ward Sunday School, Ogden Stake, and 
has just returned from a mission to England. Others are all active in church 

work. 



True Stories From My Journal 

Horace H. Cummings 



5. Coasting Barefooted 

How would you like to go coasting 
in the winter barefooted? 

Of course you would not. What a 
foolish question to ask! 

But suppose you were a little boy 
not yet four years old, and had no 
shoes, and for that reason had been 
kept a close prisoner in the house for 
weeks and weeks, and could see and 
hear the other boys as they passed 
your window, laughing and shouting 
merrily, as they went to and from the 
coasting hill, only a block away. 

And then suppose your oldest bro- 
ther, who had a sled, should come in 
one day and ask you that question, I 
am sure you would answer it just as I 
did, and accept the invitation, almost 
tickled to death. 

You know that boys so young have 
little judgment. I don't think that 
mother knew what we were up to or 
this story might never have been writ- 
ten. 

But my brother, wrapping me in 
whatever he could find to keep me 
warm, put me on his sled and he and 
a companion pulled me up to the top 
of the hill. Of course, we went very 
slowly, but when we turned the sled 
around, and they got on it with me, 
and one of the other boys gave us a 
good push down hill — 0, my! but 
didn't we go fast! It almost took my 
breath. How the ground flew under 
us, and the trees and fence posts flew 
past us! 

But wasn't it fun ! At last we reached 
the foot of the hill and the sled gradual- 
ly came to a standstill. 

My brother and his chum got off 
but told me to remain on the sled and 
they again pulled me up to the top. 
Now, was not this kind of them? Why 
should I not like coasting barefooted 
if I could ride both ways ? 

I was just having the time of my 
life when, alas! a big boy joined our 
little crowd, and told of a great big 



hill not far away that had a wonderful 
track on it; where the sled would go 
down much swifter and go much far- 
ther than on our little hill. 

His animated description of this 
wonderful hill so enthused my brother 
and his chum they decided at once to 
go to it, and left poor me to walk home 
through the snow as best I could. This 
was not so much fun. 

Now, to get home I could choose be- 
tween two ways; to follow the beaten 
track around the block, to our home, or 
climb the fence and go cross-lots, one- 
third the distance. I chose the latter. 

The snow was about up to my knees ; 
and, worse still, a crust was frozen on 
top of it almost thick enough to hold 
up my weight. But just as I would 
step on it and think I could run quick- 
ly home over it, the crust would break 
and let my foot go "cachug" down to 
the bottom, while t!he sharp edges 
scratched my half frozen legs until they 
were almost bleeding. 

How I wished I had taken the other 
road ! I could have been home in a 
few minutes. But I trudged through 
this snow 'til the pain became so great 
that I began to cry and call lustly, 
"Mama, Mama." 

At last I got near enough to the 
house that she heard my cries and 
hastened through the snowto where I 
stood crying. She picked me up in her 
arms and carried me into the house as 
fast as she could. Then she quickly put 
some sagebrush — our only fuel — on the 
fire in the great fireplace, and held my 
feet before the blaze to get them warm. 

How they ached as they began to 
get warm and over the numbness ; And 
how I cried with the pain ! At last the 
pain began to subside, and I chanced 
to look up into mother's face and to my 
surprise she was cryingl 

I wondered why she was crying ; she 
had shoes ; her feet were not cold. But, 
oh, I know now why she was crying! 
You can surely guess. 




SWEHH0N 



STORIES 




By Harold H. Jenson 



Isabella Park Kenner 

Here is a pioneer story that sounds 
almost too good to be true, yet the facts 
speak for themselves, for Isabella Park 
Kenner, a pioneer actress of the old 
Salt Lake Theatre days, holds the dis- 
tinction of being possibly the only 
woman who ever took President Brig- 
ham Young to a Leap Year ball. As 
Shakespeare says, "thereby hangs a 
tale," which the writer will let this 
veteran Thespian tell in her own words 
along with her life's history. 

"I am not going to tell you my age, 
for personally I think that is my own 
business ; but I will tell you a true pi- 
oneer story. My father was Hamil- 
ton G. Park and my mother Agnes 
Steele, and he, being an early day edu- 
cator, gave us children every opportu- 
nity. I was particularly fond of dra- 
matic art, music and dancing. I re- 
member the dedication of the Salt Lake 
Theatre, even though I was just a little 
girl. My parents took me. This gave 
me my first incentive for appearing on 
the stage. 

"Some of the, boys working for the 
Deseret News conceived the idea of 
getting up a show of their own and 
they called their organization "The 
Thespians." Charles Needham had 
built a large building in the 14th Ward 
for a store. Not being in use he told 
the boys they could fix up a stage and 
seats, which they did. A Frenchman 
traveling through stopped long enough 
to act as their first stage manager and 
coach. A man by the name of Williams 
painted the scenery. The first play was 
"Luke the Laborer." Another was "The 
Dutchman's Boot." Finally, we became 
more ambitious and gave Shakespeare's 
"Richard III." 'John T. Caine and 



Hiram Clawson happened to hear about 
us and finding we were well patronized 
came to see our performance. They 
were on the lookout for new talent for 
the "Big Theatre." 

John Lindsay was perhaps the great- 
est actor of the day and I well re- 
member one interesting side light 
connected with those early theatricals. 
He was supposed to be lying dead on 
the stage. For red lights we used pow- 
der. All of a sudden something caught 
fire. He jumped up long enough to put 
out the blaze and then laid down again. 
Laughter followed but he saved the 
place. 

Brother Caine and Brother Claw- 
son selected him and a few of us for 
the "Big Stage" as we called it. I 




ISABELLA PARK KE\JVKR 



156 THE INSTRUCTOR Uwr.i 93P 

played one of the witches in "McBeth" Staines and Mrs. Hamilton Park, my 
as my first appearance there. Finally mother. They met in our parlor to plan 
they gave me "Madame De Dom Blue" the event. I heard them, after much 
and I wore for this part a pink velvet consideration, say that Nellie Cole- 
dress and spoke several lines. Critics brook, who had just returned east and 
said of my work in a review that "Miss had gained popularity as a celebrity 
Park has considerable talent, and will would be the logical lady to escort 
make a mark." Fate, however, was President Young. In fact, they were 
against me for I caught a bad cold in in quite a quandary as to who should 
the theatre and had to stay out, while have this honor. They decided they 
others continued on." would go as a committee and escort 

"Romance also entered upon the her to President Young. Tickets were 

scene, for while in Ogden John Lind- to sell at $5.00, with extra gent 35c. 

say, then editor of the Ogden Stand- "From devilment or, I know not 

ard," came to me and said, "Belle, you why, all of a sudden a mad desire 

should have stayed on the stage." seized me to ask President Young my- 

"I did play in a company in Ogden self. I rushed out of the door and went 

and my first ardent stage admirer, who to the Lion House, cutting off through 

happened to be my future husband, the orchard, running as fast as my 

made his debut, as it were, there. He young legs could carry me. I arrived 

wanted to meet me, so he said in a breathless at the door and Mrs. Lucy 

note, but modesty forbids me telling Young met me, and said, "What can 

his words. Until he was properly in- I do for you Belle? you look like you 

troduced, however, his stage notes and must have something important on your 

waiting at the stage door, gained him mind?" 

nothing. Later, letters helped ikeep "I have," I responded, "I must see 

alive the innocent flirtation, started in President Young immediately." 

fun." She ushered me in and the Presi- 

"While on the subject of the Salt dent said, "Well Belle," for he knew 

Lake Theatre, let me say President both me and my parents well, "what 

Brigham Young kept alive interest in can I do for you?" 

dramatic art by lending every effort "I have come to invite you to the 

to it. Particularly was he careful to see Leap Year Ball," I answered. 

that all the young ladies in the com- "Well Lucy," he said, "I've heard 

pany were properly escorted home at a lot about this ball and concluded I 

night. Often he sent his private car- was going to be a wall flower. Bring 

riage for us, and many a time put it your carriage young lady to my door 

at the disposal of a visiting star. Often and I will be ready." 

he would drop in at rehearsals and The night of the ball arrived. Every- 

lend an encouraging word. To him, one was wondering who would be 

great credit is due." President Young's partner, as he had 

"The Social Hall is also dear to my firmly but politely stated in response 

memory, for here is where the real to all inquires, he had already accepted 

thrill of my life occurred. A leap year an invitation. 

ball was to be given there, and the We had no carriage, so President 

ladies of Salt Lake had to escort the Young came with his. He asked my 

gentlemen and no wife was allowed mother if she also was ready and who 

to take her own husband. The com- mother if she also was ready and whom 

mittee consisted of Mrs. Joseph A. taking Brother Park, my father. 

Young, Mrs. IBrigham Young, {Jr., Mother answered he would not go 

Mrs. Amelia Folsom Young, Mrs. with anyone except her. "Well, leave 

Charlotte Cobb, Mrs. William C. him home, then," the president replied. 



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At last, as an extra gent was allowed, 
he took my parents, who were speech- 
less to think of what I had done, but 
they said nothing. 

"You can imagine the feelings of a 
seventeen year old girl with this honor 
of escorting the president. I had never 
before worn kid gloves and said to 
President Young that I had never worn 
them, and was hoping he would sug- 
gest I didn't need to. He replied "put 
them on ; you must learn to wear them 
if you are to be a lady." I did and en- 
joyed the evening of my life. All eyes 
were focused on us and the most sur- 
prised were the committee in charge. 
Brother Golightly was the chief for 
all Social Hall affairs and served an 
elaborate banquet, as, in those days, 
dinners shared equal honors with the 
dance. The wee small hours saw the 
close of the festivities, with President 
Young escorting both me and my par- 
ents home and thanking me for a very 
pleasant evening. He had learned what 
I had done to thwart the committee, 
yet he wisely said nothing. Several 
ladies had brought two or more gentle- 
men, so father felt better about it. 

"This was not the case with my 
mother, for as soon as I was home, a 
juvenile court started. The party had 
been a big success and this, coupled 
with the- fact of my youthful age, 
made forgiveness an easy matter with 
the rebuke I must never do it again 
and I promised I never would. I re- 
ceived a good scolding and the com- 
mittee held an indignation meeting, but 
mother smoothed things over." 

"Later I attended many balls, and 



President Young often joked about 
the young lady who had courage to 
do what she did. 

"I attended ward /schools in my 
youth and later my fathers' school held 
where the Deseret News building now 
is. My early marriage cut short my 
stage career, but I was not sorry for my 
husband, Scipio Africanus Kenner, 
and my children doubly repaid me for 
my sacrifice. I think a career is a good 
thing, but marriage is greater, for when 
one is old she can look back on one with 
joy while often on the other with only 
regrets. I am happy in declining years 
and find the greatest joy in my garden. 
I have been a widow for a long time, 
but my children have been very kind 
to me. My daughter has been a real 
companion and we two are very hap- 
py here." 

The writer must close with a per- 
sonal visualization of the parting pic- 
ture of this good old lady, who, in say- 
ing goodbye, picked a flower and put 
it in his button hole, with the state- 
ment "it is better to give the flowers 
before rather than after." The*e is a 
lot of truth in this statement. 

The perfect day ended with the iast 
rays of the sun kissing the petals of the 
flowers in this old fashioned gar- 
den and reflecting a halo around the 
silver head of this Thespian of other 
days. When the final curtail falls for 
her it can well be said she played her 
part well and will justly deserve the 
praise that shall follow a useful life in 
devoting her talent for the service of 
others. 



AT MOTHER'S KNEE 



I learned to lisp my baby prayer 

At mother's knee; 
Was taught a Father's love and care, 

At mother's knee; 
I found a temple there most sweet, 
A sanctuary and retreat; 
And glory crowned the mercy-seat, 

At mother's knee. 



A holy zeal within me burned 

At mother's knee. 
I'll ne'er forget the lessons learned 

At mother's knee; 
What sacred peace I felt within 
What, fear of wickedness and sir : 
I wish that I could kneel again 

At mother's knee. 

Walter M. Lee, In Kind Words. 



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No. 3 



Joseph Smith Appointed in the Councils of Eternity- 



It was decreed in the counsels of 
eternity, long before the foundations 
of the earth were laid, that he, Joseph 
Smith, should be the man, in the last 
dispensation of this world, to bring 
forth the word of God to the people 
and receive the fulness of the keys and 
power of the Priesthood of the Son 
of God. The Lord had his eyes upon 
him, and upon his father, and upon 



his father's father, and upon their pro- 
genitors clear back to Abraham, and 
from Abraham to the flood, from the 
flood to Enoch, and from Enoch to 
Adam. He has watched that family 
and that blood as it has circulated from 
its fountain to the birth of that man. 
He was fore-ordained in eternity to 
preside over this last dispensation. 

— Brigham Younq. 



The Centennial of the Restoration 



Before the April number of The 
Instructor reaches our subscribers, the ' 
Centennial Anniversary of the estab- 
lishment of the Church of Christ, in 
these latter days, will have passed. 
The celebrations, meetings, reunions, 
pageants of that day will be a part of 
history. While many celebrations will 
he held throughout the year, yet this 
one special day will be the great in- 
spiring event. We are sure the spirit 
of the occasion will touch everyone 
nossessed of an understanding heart 
and whose soul is in tune with those 



who are called to lead in the work of 
the Lord, in this the dispensation of 
the fulness of times. 

Fortunate, indeed, are we that we 
live in this day when God's great 
Plan is fast approaching consummation. 
Blessed are we to have the privilege 
of taking part in the glorious work. 
Every sign of the times bears witness 
that the day, long spoken of by the 
Prophets, is near at hand. The earth 
is yielding its riches ; the heavens are 
revealing their mysteries; the minds 
of men are inventing methods and 



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means of rapid, almost instant com- 
munication. Time is being shortened. 
Truly, the day of the Lord is near 
at hand. 

The time is nigh, the happy time, 
That great expected blessed day, • 

When countless thousands of our race 
Shall dwell with Christ and Him obey. 

The prophecies must be fulfilled, 

Though earth and hell should dare 
oppose; 

The stone out of the mountain cut, 
Though unobserved a kingdom grows. 



The blended image soon shall fall — 
Brass, silver, iron, gold and clay; 

And superstition's dreadful reign 
To light and liberty give way. 

In one sweet symphony of praise, 
The Jews and Gentiles will unite; 

And infidelity o'ercome, 

Return again to endless night. 

From east to west, from north to south, 
The Savior's kingdom shall extend. 

And every man in ev'ry place 

Shall meet a brother and a friend. 

—Parley P. Pratt. 




"ZION IS CROWING" 
William and Ida Adams Sprlngthrop (center), and their wonderful 
family of Sunday School Workers, of Ontario, Oregon. Reading from left 
to right, hack row, they arei Leroy Carrnth, Son-in-law, I^eroy, Ella, Elsie, 
Arthur, CIara r Stella, Hugh, Marie, Arvln and Carl. 




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By J, M. Sfodahl 



The Peace Parley 

The naval conference in London be- 
tween representatives of the United 
States, Great Britain, France, Italy 
and Japan is still holding the interest of 
the world, and the prospect is good for 
an agreement that will obviate the ex- 
pensive competition in ship building. 
What this means in actual saving can 
best be realized when it is remembered 
that a big battleship, with its intricate 
machinery and hundreds of delicate in- 
struments, besides its guns, costs about 
fifty million dollars and can be put out 
of action by a single airplane, a thou- 
sand of which can be built and equip- 
ped at the cost of one big battleship. 
The shooting scrap during the late war, 
known as the battle of Jutland, dem- 
onstrated the inferiority of big ships in 
modern warfare, as compared with sub- 
marines, for instance, or cruisers. In 
that engagement the main object of 
both fleets seemed to be to get out of 
the reach of the hostile guns and back 
to their respective hiding places. Both 
sides lost heavily in that seemingly ac- 
cidental encounter, and both claimed 
the victory for the ships that reached 
their home shores. This is so obvious 
that one of our naval officers, Fitzhugh 
Green, recently wrote, "Since the value 
of battleships in the World War fell al- 
most to that of an imponderable moral 
threat, it is not unlikely that the next 
war will be fought without them." 
This being evident, why should not our 
governments agree on limiting the con- 
struction of such obsolete weapons? 
Why should they extract money from 
the tax-payers to support an industry 
the products of which are no longer 
useful ? 



Influence of The Gospel 

We who have a testimony of the 
truth of the gospel, know that the spir- 
it of the gospel is to unite the fathers 
and the children — the past and the 
present — and, consequently, all kin- 
dreds, nations and tongues, living and 
dead. The gospel is universal in its 
scope. There is, and can be, only one 
Church, one Church government, one 
Priesthood, as there is one God, who is 
the Father of all. 

This spirit of unity has been work- 
ing in the world ever since the organi- 
zation of the Church and the restora- 
tion of the Priesthood. And please, do 
not suppose that the Spirit of the 
Lord is not exercising any other influ- 
ence than that which can be put into 
figures in statistical tables. The Spirit 
■ of the Lord, emanating from the 
Church, is a world renovating power, 
manifest in the advance of truth, in- 
ventions, discoveries and enlighten- 
ment generally. 

Let me offer one illustration of how 
the gospel is penetrating the thought 
of men. We all know that our doctrines 
of the Godhead, of salvation through 
obedience, of the hereafter, and of 
tithing, etc., have gradually found their 
way even to many who are ignorant of 
the "Mormon" channel through which 
they have come. And now I notice 
that even our understanding of 1 Cor. 
15 :29, concerning baptism for the dead 
is being accepted by Bible commenta- 
tors. I find in "A New Commentary," 
edited by distinguished scholars and 
published by the MacMillan company, 
1928, the following: 

"Else what shall they do which are 
baptized for the dead, if the dead rise 
not at all. ? Why are they then baptized 



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for the dead?" (1 Cor. 15:29.) pikes and swords, you will select, in- 

*'St. Paul now shows how much is stead of all this destructive array, a 

bound up with the fact of, and belief small box of wood which you will term 

in, the resurrection of the dead. Such a ballot box and from which shall issue 

a practice as vicarious baptism for the what? An assembly, an assembly in 

dead would obviously be without value which you shall all live ; an assembly 

if there were no resurrection. This is which shall be, as it were, the soul of 

certainly a very surprising verse, but all, a supreme and popular council 

its meaning is not disputed by recent which shall decide, judge, resolve 

commentators. The most that can be everything. * * * If, at the period I 

done to break its force appears in H. A. speak of, some one had uttered these 

A. Kennedy's notion of an argumen- words, all men of a serious and positive 

turn ad hominem, and his denial that character, all prudent and cautious 

St. Paul gave the practice his approval, men, all the great politicians of the 

But St. Paul shows no sign of think- period would have cried out: 'What 

ing it an illegitimate practice. Andrews, a dreamer.' What a fantastic dream ! 

in the chapter he contributes to For- How little this pretended prophet is 

syth's Lectures on the Church and the acquainted with the human heart! 

Sacraments, speaks of thirty-six inter- What ridiculous folly ! What an 

pretations, thirty-five of which evade absurd chimera !' " 

the clear sense, which is that baptism Yet, all this has actually happened 

conveyed some spiritual endowment, and on the basis of what has become an 

otherwise unobtainable." historic reality, the orator continued : 

And thus, I say, Mormonism is pen- "We who are here assembled today 

etrating the world gradually, through say to France, to England, to Prussia, 

its very presence in the world. And to Austria, to Spain, to Italy, to Rus- 

this fact is very apparent in the spirit sia— we say to them : 'A day will come 

of "gathering" that has been mani- when from your hands also the arms 

rested in the world since the organiza- you have grasped will fall. A day will 

tion of the Church. come when war will appear as absurd, 

toVn Y ° fPeACE and be as impossible, between Paris 

t In 1849, a peace congress was held and London, between St. Petersburg 

in Pans. On that occasion the celebra- and Berlin, between Vienna and Turin, 

ted French author, Victor Hugo, made as- it would be now between Rouen and 

this prophetic forecast : Amiens, between Boston and Phila- 

"Gentlemen, if four centuries ago, delphia. A day will come when you, 

at a period when war was made by one France, when you Russia, you Italy, 

district against another, between cities you England, you Germany, all of you, 

and between provinces ; if, I say, some- nations of the continent, will, without 

one had dared to predict to Lorraine, losing your distinctive qualities and 

to Picardy, to Normandy, to Brittany, your glorious individuality, be blended 

to Auvergne, to Provence, to Dauph- into a superior unity and constitute a 

iny, to Burgundy: *A day shall come European fraternity * * * A day will 

when you will no longer make wars ; a come when those two immense groups, 

day shall come when you will no Ion- the United States of America and the 

ger arm men, one against the other * United States of Europe, shall be seen 

* * you will still have many disputes placed in the presence of each other, 

to settle, interests to contend for, dif- extending the hand of fellowship across 

ficulties to resolve, but do you know the Ocean, exchanging their produce, 

what you will substitute instead of their commerce, their .industry, ?their 

armed men, instead of cavalry and in- arts, their genius, clearing the earth, 

fantry, of cannon and falconets, lances, peopling the deserts, improving crea- 



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Mar. 1930 



tion under the eye of the Creator, and 
uniting for the good of all, these two 
irresistible and infinite forces — the 
fraternity of men and Power of God." 
A United States of Europe 

M. Briand has recently, as you all 
remember, brought a proposition con- 
cerning a "United States of Europe" 
before the League of Nations, and this 
thought is beginning to occupy the ad- 
vanced minds of the peoples across the 
Atlantic. They are beginning to think 
of a United Europe as a goal to reach, 
something to inspire hope and faith, a 
safeguard of our civilization, and its 
monumental works of arts, literature 
and justice. They see in it the only 
guarantee of the continuation of our 
liberty. 

And I think we can also see in it one 
result of the preaching of the gospel 
of Jesus Christ throughout the world. 

New Problems Confront the 

Church 

A great many things might be in- 
corporated in this paper, for the Signs 
of the Times are accumulating fast. 
But time and space forbid. But let me 
say that the Church is as a missionary 
institution, confronted with new prob- 
lems. People are trying to get away 



from revelation and anchor their faith 
on science, and they are trying to 
break down all old moral fences. They 
are building up life without prayer, 
without recognition of any obligation 
to serve God. Materialism is gaining in 
influence. Our literature, our amuse- 
ments, our business — all is founded on 
a materialistic view of life. How can 
the Church meet this new situation? 
The answer is, by a practical demon- 
stration of the virtues of the individual 
members, rather than by an argument 
about theories. As I see it, if those 
who bear the Priesthood could carry 
out the practical requirements of the 
gospel, that would be for the salvation 
of the world. I think it was Henry 
Ward Beecher who said that the first 
Christians gained followers not so 
much by preaching a gospel, which was 
"unto the Jews a stumbling block, and 
unto the Greeks foolishness," but by 
living the gospel. Our Lord said: "A 
new commandment I give unto you, 
That ye love one another * * * By 
this shall all men know that ye are my 
disciples." It was obedience to this 
commandment that won disciples for 
Christ. By the same means the world 
today will be won for Him and His 
Church. 



Our Cover Picture 



Mormon Writing the Abridg 
(Suggestions for picture study, by J. 
Leo Fairbanks). 

This picture was drawn by our 
"Mormon" artist, Lewis A. Ramsey, to 
illustrate a Nephite scribe at work on 
plates of gold recording the history of 
his people. As gold was the most en- 
during material, it was used in order 
that the sacred story of God's dealings 
with His chosen people might be per- 
petuated for future generations. 

"Mormon" is here represented writ- 
ing a brief account which gave the 
events in perspective without so much 
detail. As quiet and security were 
necessary because of the character of 
his work he is shown in the seclusion 
of a strong building. Great skill was 



ment of the Nephite Record 

necessary to engrave the plates, and 
conveniences that aid to comfort are 
suggested. Even the lighting effect was 
studied and suggests great pains and 
considerable length of time in mak- 
ing the beautiful engravings on the 
gold plate. 

The artist has chosen a strong char- 
acter to represent Mormon. He is a 
man of strong determination and yet 
gentle — a man of action — a man of 
God. How old would you imagine him 
to be ? Why did he wear long hair and 
a short beard ? Does he seem worried ? 
Did people in that time make pottery? 
Notice the way the light falls over 
Mormon's shoulder casting shadow on 
his chest and arm. 



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Superintendents 

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In memory of the broken flesh, 
We eat the broken bread; 

And witness with the cup, afresh, 
Our faith in Christ, our Head. 

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CONCERT RECITATION FOR MAY 1930 
(Isaiah, Chapter 2, Verses 2 and 3.) 

"And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the 
Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be 
exalted above the hills ; and all nations shall flow unto it. 

"And many people shall go and say, Come Ye, and let us go up to the 
mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob ; and he will teach 
us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths : for out of Zion shall go forth 
the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." — Isaiah 2 :2-3. 



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CENTENARY PROGRAM 

For Sunday Morning, April 6, 1930. 

The following letter from the First 
Presidency announces the program for 
Sunday morning, April 6th, 1930. The 
Services will be under the direction of bish- 
ops and branch presidents in all the 
world. The letter and instructions are 
self-explanatory. 

To Presidents of Stakes and Presidents 
of Missions: 

Dear Brethren: 

We are sending you by this mail 

copies of a program which we hope can 
be rendered in every ward and branch of 
the Church in all the world (excepting 
such wards and branches as may be able, 
by means of radio receiving equipment in- 
stalled in their chapels and halls, to listen 
to the services as they are broadcast from 
the Salt Lake Tabernacle) on the 6th day 
of April, 1930, commencing at 10:00 A. M. 

We are also sending you copies of 

an Address by the First Presidency of 
the Church, which we desire read in each 
ward and branch on this special occasion. 

You are therefore requested to forward 
to your bishops and branch presidents 
copies of this program and address, so that 
the same address will be read, the same 
hymns sung, and the same Hosanna Shout 
given, throughout a period of about twen- 
ty-four hours — taking into consideration 
the difference in time in the varios oarts of 
the world where branches of the Church 
are located. 

In foreign-speaking missions the Ad- 
dress of the First Presidency must of 
necessity be translated into the language 
understood by the people, and copies of 
these translations forwarded to the presi- 
dents of the branches. The work of trans- 
lation should be done by or under the di- 
rection of the mission presidents, exercis- 
ing extreme care to produce a correct 
translation of the original. 

All other meetings of the Centennial 
conference should be arranged by the 
presiding authorities of the stake and 
missions of the Church. 

Praying the Lord to bless you abun- 
dantly and to give us all the spirit of this 
great occasion, 

Sincerely your brethren, 

Heber J. Grant 
A. W. Ivins, 
C. W. Nibley, 

First Presidency. 

Program : 

It is desired that the following pro- 
gram be carried out in all the wards and 



branches of the Church, on Sunday morn- 
ing, April 6th, commencing at 10:00; ex- 
cept in such wards and branches where 
arrangements can be made for the people 
to assemble in their local chapels and 
listen, by means of radio equipment, to 
the services as they are broadcast from 
the Tabernacle at Salt Lake City. 

I. We Thank Thee O God, for a 
Prophet. (By the choir and congre- 
gation.) 

II. Opening prayer. (Some good brother 
who can offer a suitable prayer should 
be selected.) 

III. "An Angel from on High." (Duet and 
chorus. The congregation should be 
invited to join in the chorus.) 

IV. Address of the First Presidency. 

(Some Elder who is a good reader 
should be selected to read this ad- 
dress.) 

V. "The Spirit of God Like a Fire is 
Burning." (By the choir and congre- 
gation.) 

VI. One or two brief addresses. 

VII. Sustaining of the General Authori- 
ties of the Church. 

VIII. Hosanna Shout. (Every one should 
provide himself with a clean white 
handkerchief. The presiding officer 
should explain the Shout, repeating 
the words, as follows: 

Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna! 
To God and the Lamb! 
Amen, amen, and amen. 

Hosanna! Hosanna! Hosanna! 
To God and the Lamb! 
Amen, amen, and amen. 



Hosanna! Hosanna! 
To God and the Lamb! 
Amen, amen, and amen. 



Hosanna! 



The congregation should then arise 
and join in repeating this Shout, 
waving their handkerchiefs in unison 
while doing so.) 

IX. At the meeting to be held in the Ta- 
bernacle, Salt Lake City, at 10:00 a. 
m., Sunday, April 6th, following the 
Hosanna Shout the choir will render 
the Hallelujah Chorus, from the 
oratorio "Messiah," by Handel; but 
inasmuch as most of the smaller 
choirs in the wards and branches of 
the Church will not be prepared to 
render this authem, we suggest that 
the hymn, "Praise to the Man Who 
Communed with Jehovah," be the 
closing number. 

X. Benediction. 



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RADIO BROADCAST OF CENTEN- 
ARY PROGRAM 

From the letter of the First Presidency, 
published in this department, it is under- 
stood that, wherever possible, the people 
will assemble at 10 a. m. and listen, by 
means of radio, to the services as they 
are broadcast from the Salt Lake Ta- 
bernacle, April 6th, the one hundredth an- 
niversary of the organization of the 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints. 

In possibly every ward and branch with- 
in the broadcast area, this privilege will 
be available. If the ward has no instru- 
ment one of the best private radios should 
be borrowed and installed in the meeting 
house for the benefit of the public. It 
will be a great incident of the centennary 
celebration. In places where the broad- 
cast cannot be heard, the program pub- 
lished above, if faithfully carried out will 
be unusally inspiring. 

MOTHERS' DAY PROGRAM 

Devotional Music. 

Notices. 

Singing. 

Prayer. 

Male Quartette "Memories of Mother" 
— (See pamphlet entitled "Faith of Our 
Mothers"— Lorenz Publishing Co. * ) 

Singing— "Oh God The Eternal Father" 
No. 192. 

Sacrament Gem. 

Administration of the Sacrament. 

Concert Recitation: "Honor Thy Father 
and Thy Mother that thy days may be 
long upon the land which the Lord thy 
God giveth Thee." Exodus: 20:12. 

Song "Mother's Faith" (Page 4 Lor- 
enz pamphlet) Old Testament Depart- 
ment. 

Recitations of Welcome— (Page 14 Lor- 
enz pamphlet) Kindergarten Department. 

Song "Mother Dear" (Thomasson's 
Kindergarten and Primary Songs) 

"Mother"— An acrostic. (Page 15 Lor- 
enz pamphlet) Primary Department. 

Recitation (See "Instructor" for suit- 
able verses) 

Song "My Mother's Love" found in this 
issue of The Instructor. Special Quar- 
tette or chorus. 

Recitation "What A Home Is." (Page 
6 Lorenz pamphlet) Piano accompani- 
ment. 

"Motherhood" (See "Instructor") —A 
Reading by a member of the Missionary 
Department. 

Introduction of all Mothers and Dis- 
tribution of Gifts. — The Bishop. Deacons 
assisting with the distribution. 

Girls' Chorus "God Keep Thee" (Page 
3 Lorenz pamphlet) Girls of New Testa- 
ment and Book of Mormon Depts. 



Closing Song. 

Benediction. 

Note: This being the Centennary year 
mention might well be made in this re- 
sponse of the privileges and opportunities 
afforded women in the Church as made 
available through the inspiration of the 
Prophet Joseph Smith. 

*The Lorenz pamphlet referred to can 
be obtained by sending eight (8) cents to 
Lorenz Publishing Co., 3rd and Madison 
Streets, Dayton, Ohio. Be sure and speci- 
fy that you want a copy of the pamphlet 
"Faith of Our Mothers"— A service for 
Mother's Day." 

Hall-Mack Co., 21st and Arch Street, 
Philadelphia, Penn., has a new publica- 
tion entitled "Mother's Day Helper" 
which may be had by sending 25 cents. 

MOTHERHOOD. 

(For Mother's Day) 

A Mother's Response (See Note) — A 
Member of the Relief Society. 

There is no relationship on earth or in 
heaven, toward which the human soul 
instinctively feels greater reverence than 
that of fatherhood and motherhood. Its 
sancity is inscribed upon our hearts by 
Divinity itself, and its adoration is en- 
joined by Divine command. 

The name of mother became a blessed 
one when it was first pronounced by 
Adam in the garden of Eden; it became 
sanctified when the Lord God Himself 
issued the universal command to honor 
father and mother; and it became glorified 
when it was joined with that of the Son 
of God. 

If there be any distinction in the ex- 
pression of love toward either parent, 
fathers welcome having their children lean 
toward mother. They recognize that she 
has experienced hours of anguish and of 
sorrow, the like of which the father has 
never known. She has had pains and 
fears, days of woe and watchful nights, 
but through all her tears and all her joys, 
her delight and her reward is in her chil- 
dren. 

Let us love and revere that woman, 
above all other women, whom God has 
chosen to be our mother. Her anxiety 
for her children never ceases. If she has 
gone to paradise, she still then watches 
and pleads for them and for their chil- 
dren. They are part of her kingdom and 
queendom, because motherhood is a royal 
lineage and ( an everlasting possession. 
Motherhood is the highest adornment that 
can come to women and the wealth of 
mother love is so great that neither death 
nor the grave can conquer its loving 
flame. 

Young man, love your mother. Her face 
may be worn with care, but her heart is 



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ever warm for you. Years of trials and 
of labor and of sickness have perhaps 
stolen away the freshness of her life, but 
like a matured rose, the perfume of her 
love is richer than it was in its first 
bloom. 

Young woman, love your mother, and 
if you are married, see to it that you and 
your husband love his mother. No man 
ever made a good husband, unless he 
first was a good son of his mother. 

Young man and young woman, lavish 
the strength of your youth upon the aged 
form of your devoted mother. Her af- 
fection has become a lasting debt upon 
you, which never can be overpaid. Let 
your most gracious smiles be strewn as 
roses upon mother's pain. Let your 

most charming words be given to her. 
Smooth the pillow upon which rests her 
weakened frame. 

Then, even while you are only paying 
a just debt of gratitude to your mother, 
your reward will come. Your mother's 
dying lips will breathe a prayer for you 
and your happiness. The whole world 
will admire a son or a daughter devoted 
to mother. And above all, heaven will 
bless you; flowers of joy will fill your 
paths; friendship will brighten your 
harvest, and. love will crown your exist- 
ence. — Henry H. Rolapp. 

SUBJECTS FOR TWO AND ONE- 
HALF MINUTE TALKS 

On the first Sunday in May in the 
churches of the United States programs 
will be given emphasizing the importance 
of Child Health. Organizations interested 
in the work of the American Child Health 
Association are cooperating. It is recom- 
mended that the Sunday Schools join. In 
classes where the regular lessons are re- 
lated to health of the individual or the 
community, special consideration can be 
given to the promotion of child health. 
Sunday Schools in foreign countries are 
invited to join in this matter of interna- 
tional interest. 

For the two and one-half minute ad- 
dresses on the first Sunday in May the 
following subjects are suggested: 

1. How to preserve the good health of the 
community. 

Sanitation — a good water supply — 
avoidance of the spread of disease by 
flies and other means — isolation and 
quarantine as means of controlling con- 
tagious disease — playgrounds — clinics — 
physical examinations. 

2. How to preserve the good health of the 

individual. 

Temperance — good health habits; 
eating, sleeping, exercise, personal 
cleanliness, etc. The Word of Wisdom. 
The second Sunday in May is Mothers' 



Day. A special program, printed else- 
where in this issue, is offered as a sug- 
gestion. As two and one-half minute 
talks the following are suggested: 

1. How a Boy Can Honor His Mother: 

Every child is a monument to his par- 
ents. Monuments help us to remember 
people. Parents will be remembered for 
the things their monuments — their chil- 
dren — suggest. Boys should so live that 
their lives will tell the world that their 
parents were loyal to God, honest, no- 
ble, kind, charitable, unselfish, etc. 

2. How a Girl Can Honor Her Mother. 

In the same way as suggested above a 
girl can cause the world to hold her 
mother in high esteem, if the girl will 
make her life beautiful and good by do- 
ing the things which have heaped glory 
and honor upon womankind from the 
beginning of time: unselfish devotion to 
the welfare of children — the sick — the 
unhappy — the unfortunate. From an- 
cient time to the present motherhood 
has been the symbol of purity, love, de- 
votion, honor, charity, thoughtfulness 
for the comfort and happiness of oth- 
ers. 

If, for the other Sundays in May, speak- 
ers are selected from the Old Testament 
department, a selection of subject may be 
made from the following: 

1. "Hold On — Victory May be Just 
Around the Corner." 

Jacob wrestles with the Angel. The 
Battle of Valmy at which both the 
French and the Germans, unknown to 
each other, considered themselves de- 
feated and were making plans for re- 
treat. The Germans retreated first — the 
French retreat was delayed — the Ger- 
mans were defeated. The Battle, of 
Waterloo — British held on awaiting 
Prussian re-enforcements and won. 
Many football, basket-ball and baseball 
games have been won by "holding on." 
Brilliance and many other splendid tal- 
ents may be of no avail, unless we "hold 
on. 

2. How to Make Worthy Dreams Come 
True. 

The dreams of Joseph (who was sold 
into Egypt) foretold his life's work as 
a saviour of his brethren. He devoted 
himself with energy and integrity to 
this task. The story of his life shows 
how he turned every opportunity to 
the accomplishment of the purpose of 
his life, which was to provide, with the 
help of the Lord, an opportunity for 
his father's family to increase, in ful- 
fillment of part of the promise which 
the Lord gave to Abraham and Isaac 
and Jacob. 



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SOME OUTSTANDING TWO-AND- 
A-HALF MINUTE TALKS. 

"Why I should express my gratitude to my 
Father in Heaven for the blessings that 
I receive." 

The Author of the question assumes 
that I have received some blessings. He 
also assumes that I am now receiving 
some. This is correct. He knows exactly 
what he is talking about. The air that I 
breathe, the water that I drink, the food 
that I eat and the clothing that I wear 
are temporal and daily blessings, — things 
that are imperative for me to have in or- 
der that I may exist: — things that would 
be impossible for me to acquire without 
the assistance of my Father in Heaven. 
He has endowed me with intelligence and 
placed me here on earth for a good and 
wise purpose and has given me these 
things that I might be enabled to do my 
part. 

He has not withheld from me His 
spiritual blessings. He has given me a 
living Faith in Him, that he does really 
exist — the same God yesterday, today and 
tomorrow. He has made known to me His 
Gospel in its fullness. He has conferred 
upon me His Holy Priesthood, the great- 
est honor and at the same time the great- 
est responsibility that can come to any 
man. He has opened the way that through 
my instrumentality my dead ancestors 
may have the privilege of hearing His 
Gospel and the opportunity of accepting 
it. He has given me a choice Spirit to be 
my companion through time and all 
Eternity, a woman of integrity and loy- 
alty;— a seeker after truth. He has given 
me inspired leaders, the First Presidency 
and the Twelve, Prophets, Seers and Re- 
velators and all other officers and teach- 
ers in the various organizations; men and 
women richly endowed with wisdom. Giv- 
en to me that I might better understand 
the rules and regulations that He has 
placed here on earth for me to follow, 
and to assist me over the stumbling blocks 
that are placed in my pathway. 

These, then, are some of the things for 
which I am thankful, — some of the things 
for which I should express my gratitude 
to my Father in Heaven. 

I think it is well to ask, at this time, in 
what manner I may express my gratitude 
to Him. I will tell you. By gathering my 
family around me and teaching them of 
Him and His ways, by having our family 
prayers each morning and night; giving 
each member of the family the opportun- 
ity of expression in the home. By being 
obedient to those in authority; — His 
chosen servants. By attending my sacra- 
ment meetings and other meetings. By 
paying an honest tithing. By observing 
the "Word of Wisdom". By helping the 



sick and needy and in other ways "loving 
my neighbor as myself". And lastly, by 
living each day of my life the very best 
that I possibly can that I may be a credit 
to my Father in Heaven and an honor to 
the Church. These are some of the ways 
in which I may express my gratitude to 
my Father in Heaven for the blessings 
that I receive. 

That I may be able to do this and con- 
tinue to do it as long as I am here on 
earth is my prayer, and I ask it in the 
name of Jesus Christ. — Amen. 

— J. M. Inman. 
First Ward Sunday School, 

Phoenix, Arizona. 

"Why I Believe In Developing Self- 
Control." 

Self-control is to be master of ones 
self. It is self-control that helps us to be- 
come better and more honorable men and 
women. If we are the possessors of Self- 
Control we will not let the little difficul- 
ties and discouragements in life hinder us, 
but we will be masters of ourselves and 
drive ourselves on through these difficul- 
ties and dissappointments until we reach 
success. 

While, on the other hand, the person 
without self-control soon leaves the road 
to success because he thinks it is too much 
trouble, and goes after things that are 
easier to obtain, and in the end he is a 
total failure in life. 

If we are ever asked to do anything 
that is going to be a little extra work on 
our part, but will be an opportunity to 
help ourselves in obtaining success we 
should never let this chance slip by and 
say we will wait until next time to try it, 
but we should start right there as a first 
step in developing self-control, and ac- 
complish the task we are asked to do to 
the best of our ability. 

We will always be happier in the know- 
ledge that we have done our best than we 
will* by refusing to do our part. We 
should never allow ourselves to think 
that because we have failed on different 
occasions in the past that we are bound 
to fail in the future. If we have developed 
self-control as we should have we will 
prepare ourselves on the proper way to 
accomplish the task we must do, without 
failure. 

I believe in developing self-control so 
that I may put my best into whatever I 
do, building a good character, resist temp- 
tation, and do what is right at all times, 
also that I may be able to travel along the 
road to success without turning off and 
going the wrong way. These things can 
never be accomplished until we have 
develop self-control. 
Age 15 Miss Fern Imlay, 

Hurricane, Utah. 



SECRE JARI ES 



A. Homer Reiser, General Secretary 



EXCHANGING STAKE FORMS 

Much can be learned by adopting the 
practice of exchanging Sunday School 
forms. There has come to the office of the 
General Board lately, a number of very in- 
teresting forms used with good effect in 
different stakes. 

Maricopa Stake has been an interesting 
personnel report the use of which has 
been a valuable distributing factor to the 
high degree of efficiency achieved in that 
Stake. 

Liberty Stake uses a comparative re- 
port with excellent results. 

Taylor Stake has another type of re- 
port which has done much to increase the 
efficiency there. 

The Los Angeles Stake's efficiency re- 
port has already been described in the 
columns of The Instructor. 

A form of Sunday School survey is used 
by the Stake Board members of Liberty 
Stake for regular visits made in the Sun- 
day School. Other stakes might follow 
this practice with very good results. If 
a form is not already available for that 
purpose the General Board still has a 
limited supply of the Sunday School sur- 
vey forms which could be used for stakes 
desiring them for use in keeping a record 
of points observed when visiting a Sunday 
School. 

It is suggested that secretaries and su- 
perintendents interested in studying the 
forms of other stakes may write to any 
one or all of the following stake superin- 
tendents who, we are sure, will be glad to 
send samples and to describe the use made 
of the forms used in the stake. 

Taylor Stake, P. George Wood, Ray- 
mond, Alberta, Canada. 

Maricopa Stake, E. C. Spilsbury, Mesa, 
Arizona. 

Los Angeles Stake, W. G. Woolley, 
2810 - 59th Place, Los Angeles, Calif. 



Liberty Stake, Leo B. Sharpe, 1180 So. 
8th East St., Salt Lake City. 

Stakes situated reasonably near to each 
other find it a very interesting practice 
to exchange visits. Members of the Stake 
Board occasionally take members of the 
Sunday School superintendencies of their 
schools into a neighboring stake to visit 
the Sunday Schools there. The neighbor- 
ing stake returns the visit later on in the 
same way. Frequently new Ideias are 
picked up by this practice and a higher 
standard of Sunday School work is stim- 
ulated. 

THIS STAKE IS SUCCEEDING. 

A letter received by the General Board 
recently described a practice adopted in 
one stake by means of which a gratifying 
degree of success is being enjoyed in the 
use of the Sunday School Leaflets. 

"We have put into practice in all the 
schools of our stake a directed study peri- 
od. This lasts from fifteen to thirty min- 
utes depending on the system used. Each 
student studies today's leaflet, being di- 
rected to underline the important points. 
They use the leaflets for reviews also. 
Thus it has - vastly become' a valuable 
source of subject matter during the whole 
fifty minutes of class work. At the close 
of the class the students place today's 
leaflets in their folders and leave them 
with the teacher. Only those who will be 
absolutely responsible for them are al- 
lowed to take them home. Thus, you see, 
we always have the subject matter in the 
hands of the teacher. In the two months 
we have practiced this system, we have 
been so delighted with it and the results 
we are getting that it looks like it will 
become a permanent thing with us. You 
will readily see the advantages of this 
system." 

This method is commended to all stakes 
for earnest study. 




General Board Committee 
German-Austrian Sunday Schools. 



David A. Smith, Chairman; Robert L. Judd. 



Elder R. Welling Roskelly, Superinten- 
dent of Sunday Schools of the German- 



Austrian Mission, has sent to General 
Superintendent David O. McKay, the 
following interesting letter. Two pho- 
topraphs of schools accompanied the let- 



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169 



ter, but unfortunately, were damaged in 
the mail. 

"Dear Brother McKay: 

"Space and time will not allow a de- 
tailed explanation of what has been ac- 
complished here, but the testimonies of 
two branch presidents will give you an 
idea of the accomplishments. The branch 
president from Aschersleben said: 'Since 
the organization of the Sunday School, 
the interest of the townspeople for the 
Gospel has increased one hundred fold, 
and we are thankful to the Lord for this 
wonderful organization and the great 
work which has been done and will be 
accomplished by it.' The branch presi- 
dent from Waldenburg expressed the fol- 
lowing thought: 'The city authorities, 
have recognized the good work and aims 



of the Sunday School, placed a school 
house at our disposal, in which we can 
hold our Sunday services. This kind act 
has greatly increased the success of our 
Sunday School. 

"We have in the German-Austrian Mis- 
sion at present, a total of 78 Sunday 
Schools with an enrollment of 5,187 pu- 
pils. 

"We are very thankful for the very ex- 
cellent work of our new Mission Presi- 
dent, a member of the Sunday School 
Board, Edward P. Kimball. His sugges- 
tions have been very timely and have 
helped a great deal, that we might work 
in harmony with the plan of the Sunday 
School Board, particularly in reference to 
the division of the classes, subject mat- 
ter, statistics and other general principles 
of the Sunday School work." 



CHORISTERS AW) ORGANISTS 



Edward P. Kimball, Chairman; Tracy Y. Cannon, Vice Chairman; P. Melvin Petersen 



SONG PRACTICE FOR MAY 

"Oh, I had Such a Pretty Dream, Mam- 
ma." No. 184, D. S. S. Songs. 

This song is rarely used, but it should 
be used more as it has a very strong, ap- 
peal, especially to children and should 
appeal to adults as well, because every 
one loves his mother. This song is writ- 
ten in the style of a lullaby a form of 
music loved by all of us, because of the 
happy memories of childhood it brings 
into consciousness. 

It would be wise to feature the young 
people with unchanged voices in this song, 
but not to the extent of excluding all oth- 
ers. It will be observed that a duet is used 
throughout. The notes on the Bass Staff 
are not for the voices, but only for the 



accompaniment. To keep the interest of 
the adult members of the school they 
should be assigned to sing softly. For 
the sake of interest and variation, the 
male section could very profitably sing 
the upper part of the duet, and the sisters 
sing the lower part. This arrangement 
would produce a very beautiful effect. Try 
it, you will surely like it. 

Schools having difficulty in singing 
more than one part will find in this song 
material to help develop part singing. 

Singing with a very smooth, flowing 
tone will bring about an ideal interpreta- 
tion and at the same time give the lullaby 
effect. Softness and tenderness in the voice 
should be in evidence throughout. 

An organ registration consisting of 8 
ft. stops should be used. 



"The time is probably not far distant when music will stand revealed, perchance, 
as the mightiest of the arts and certainly as the one art peculiarly representative of 
our modern world, with its intense life, complex civilization and feverish self-con- 
sciousness." — Hugh R. Haweis. 



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A SMOKE FIGHT 



"Then the devil leaveth him; and be- 
hold, angels came and ministered unto 
him" (4:11). Always remember this when 
you have a fight with the Devil: If you 
knock him out you are not going to be 
left sore and bruised and bleeding and 
blind. Angels will be right there and their 
touch means healing. Have you never 
noticed, after you have had a struggle 
with a sore temptation and have come 
off victorious, what an exaltation you 
have had? Well, that is the angels, always 
at hand (Psa. 34:7). Some years ago, one 
night after I had quit the use of tobacco, 
I was alone in New York City. I had just 
enjoyed a fine dinner at the Old Murray 
Hill Hotel, then noted for its delicious 
dinners. I was not a theater-goer, and at 
that time I did not know the Rescue Mis- 
sions, "McAuley," 'fBowery," "Doyerts 
Street," and the like, as I do now. A big 
dinner, alone, nowhere to go. If ever a 
seasoned smoker ever hungered for his 
smoke that is the set-up. I strolled down 
Forty-second Street chewing licorice root. 
At Broadway there was a big tobacco 



store right on the corner with an immense 
window full of the choicest cigars! How 
good they did look! The voice said, 'Go 
in and get a pocket full — you are here all 
alone — you didn't really swear off, no- 
body'll know and you won't have to eat 
crow." But I said, "Look here, William 
H. you just take it out in window shop- 
ping, for you are not going to get a single 
whiff this night!" I held the Old Man's 
nose up against that plate glass window 
for a long time while the fight was on. 
People stopped to see what it was I was 
seeing. It came nine o'clock, and I turned 
back to my hotel and to bed. But as I 
stepped briskly up Forty-second Street I 
seemed to be walking on rubber, while a 
still small voice inside my vest sang 
songs! You see. I had licked the flesh and 
the Devil, and the angels were with me 
and the world was mine — has been mine 
ever since. So, my boy and my girl, put 
up a good fight whatever it may be, and 
don't worry about any "hospital" after- 
ward, — the angels will be there! 

— The Sunday School Times. 



COMPEL jtokOCTR I N E 

General Board Committee: Joseph Fielding Smith, Chairman; George R. Hill Jr^ Vice 

Chairman; George M. Cannon, Charles H. Hart 



LESSON FOR APRIL 6TH 

See program prepared by the the First 
Presidency of the Church, with" instruc- 
tions, published in the Superintendents' 
department, this issue of The Instructor. 

LESSONS FOR MAY 
First Sunday, May 4, 1930. 

General Theme: The Gospel Applied to 
Daily Life. 

Lesson 16. Character Building the most 
Important Business in Life. 

General Theme: Gospel Applied to 
Daily Life. 

Text: Sunday School Lessons. No. 16. 
References: Matt. 7: 21-28. 
Objective: To get class to think of the 
great importance of character in all 
phases of life. 

Suggested Groupings: 
I. Character building has always come 
first with the great teachers of the 
world. 

It constitutes the core of the mes- 
sage of Jesus. 
II. Character is the most important 
thing in business. Integrity and 
faith in one's fellows is at the very 
foundation of business. 

III. Character surely comes first in the 
search for truth. The great thinkers 
of the world have loved the truth 

and held fast to their integrity. 

IV. Character is always first in home 
life. As fast as it develops mutual 
trust, helpfulness, kindness and love 
take the place of contention, cruelty, 
and selfishness. 

V. Character comes first in citizenship. 
Modern government must always be 
founded on faithfulness to public 
trust. When character goes the 
very foundations of government are 
shaken. 

VI. Pleasure and leisure time, to be well 
spent must be founded upon char- 
acter. It is character which makes 
of play a thing of beauty and a joy 
forever. 

In all of these divisions of the 
subject many examples should be 
mentioned to enrich the discussion. 

VII. Why is character so important in 
this day of learning when man's 



knowledge of the physical world :s 
so extended and when his power 
over nature is so much increased? 

Suggestions: 

Man's marvelous conquest of the forces 
in the physical world has helped thinking 
individuals to realize that the "Right Use 
of Power" is quite as important as the 
possession of it. This is evident when one 
realizes the nature of that complex 
organization of material wealth, ma- 
chinery, labor and organized intelligence 
known as one modern industrial order. 

Such an organization of forces devoid of 
conscience and without proper regard for 
the principles of Equity, Justice and Right, 
may be the destroyer of its own purposes. 

The last hundred years have been pre- 
eminently an age of science. The mind 
has been focussed upon the discovery and 
classification of facts. "Give us the facts, 
give us the facts" has come to be the 
cry of the scientific mind. This is a 
sound slogan provided it is carried far 
enough. To be sound, it must cover the 
spiritual and moral as well as the physical 
and intellectual. 

Many students have become intoxi- 
cated with this idea that a knowedge of 
facts will save the race. 

Bertrand Russell in his "Icarus" or the 
future of science, calls our attention to 
a few facts which bring into bold relief 
the need of character. He says: "Science 
enables the holder of power to realize 
their purposes more fully than they would 
otherwise do. If their purposes are good 
this is a gain; if evil, it is a loss. Science 
is no substitute for virtue; the heart is as 
necessary for a good life as the head. 

If men were rational in their conduct, 
that is to say, if they acted in the way 
most likely to bring about the ends they 
most deliberately desire, intelligence 
would be enough to make the world al- 
most a paradise. But men are actuated 
by passions which destroy their view; 
feeling an impulse to injure others they 
persuade themelves that it is to their in- 
terest to do so. 

"Science has not given men more self- 
control, more kindness or more power of 
discounting their passions in deciding 
upon a course of action." 

It is character alone which will enable 
the race to make a "Right Application of 
Knowledge and a Right Use of Power." 



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Second Sunday, May 11, 1930 
Mothers' Day 

Third Sunday, May 18, 1930. 

General Theme: The Gospel Applied to 
Daily Life 

Lesson 17. Self Respect the Principle of 
Motivation. 

Text: Sunday School Lesson 17. 

References: Mormon Doctrine of Deity 
—Roberts pp 32-45; Gospel Doctrine — 
Joseph F. Smith, Chapter V. 

Objective: To help members of the 
class to build up a wholesome self-respect 
by becoming conscious of their own mar- 
velous capacities and power to a point 
where this wholesome self-respect will be 
a strong and effective stimulus to con- 
stant self-effort in the direction of self- 
realization. 

Suggested Groupings: 

1. A careful review of Lesson 1. "Man 
a Child of God." Perhaps half or more of 
the class period should be taken with this 
review. 

The two lessons which are to follow, 
"Self-Effort a Principle of Progress" and 
"Self-Control a Principle of Mastery" will 
depend for their effectiveness upon an ir- 
resistible motivation. This motivation can 
be found only in a vivid awareness of one's 
own possibilities for growth, for progress 
and for life. 

The motivation for self-effort and self- 
mastery will be a direct proportion to 
the clearness of the vision of the possi- 
bilities for life enrichment. 

2. Thousands of boys and girls work 
themselves through college. Equally as 
many are stimulated to little or no effort 
for improvement. The difference between 
the two classes is largely in the vision of 
the possibilities to be achieved. 

3. Discuss differences between Self-Re- 
spect, False Pride and Vanity. 

a. A wholesome self-respect depends 
on two things: first, a vision of ones pos- 
sibilities, and second, the extent to which 
one is achieving those possibilities. 

b. Since the possibilities for achieve- 
ment are always so far ahead of the ac- 
complishment, genuine Self-Respect is 
always accompanied by a fine humility. 

Suggestions: 

No subject in education has received 
so much thought and yet been left so un- 
solved as the problem of how best to mo- 
tivate the efforts of the student. Children 
have been appealed to with every conceiv- 
able motive known to man. The lure of 
money and power has been held up. Com- 
petition of every description from the 
most friendly rivalry, to the lowest desire 
to worst an enemy has been utilized. Both 



individual and group interests have been 
used in almost every line of work. 

It is not the purpose to discourage the 
use of any of these motives where they 
are worthy; but rather to state a principle 
which, if retained constantly in the mind 
of the teacher, will unify all motives into 
one powerful whole. 

The central principle at the heart of all 
effective motivation can be written thus: 
Teach the child a Self-Respect which 
will enable him to see and appreciate his 
capacities, powers and possibilities for a 
rich, beautiful and abundant life. In other 
words, teach and train him by direct and 
indirect methods through the early years 
of his schooling to see and feel a vision of 
his own best self. 

Individual effort is always put forth in 
proportion to the results visualized. The 
greatest achievements are made when men 
see and feel their own possibilities. Every 
teacher has experienced the impossible 
task of getting children to exert effort 
when they see no reward. The pathways 
of our public and private schools are 
strewn with wrecks and failures because 
they were never helped to see and feel a 
vision of their own possibilities. Teachers 
have been so engrossed in giving facts and 
assigning tasks that they have neglected 
this important piece of work. 

On the other hand, many are the boys 
and girls who have gone on through col- 
lege, facing privation and struggle, be- 
cause their wagons have been hitched to 
a clearly visualized star. There is a star — 
a glorious star for every boy or girl, if 
they can only be made to see it. It is the 
star of their own future selves — a vision 
of their own unfolded personalities. 

An application of this principle of 
wholesome Self-Respect will bring the 
child or adults gradually to know that his 
possibilities for growth are unlimited, 
provided he is willing to travel the road 
of Self-Effort and Self-Control. He will 
also become aware that the reverse of this 
is true; that sorrow and disappointment 
await the Individual who expects to get 
something for nothing. 

Once the child is brought to this state 
of mind he will have solved the connec- 
tion between effort and achievement. He 
has not only a vision of his possibilities 
but also an understanding of how that 
vision can be realized. The result will be 
an increase of motivated self-effort. 

Fourth Sunday, May 25, 1930. 

General Theme: The Gospel Applied to 
Daily Life. 

Lesson 18. Self-Effort the Principle of 
Progress 

Text: Sunday School Lesson 18. 



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Objective: To develop the thought as 
thoroughly as possible — 

1. That God is a good pay-master. He 
never "short changes" us neither does He 
give us back more than we deserve. 

2. That Self-Effort is the only road to 
all worth-while achievements. 

Suggestive Groupings: 

I. Discuss various attitudes which rob 
man of real Progress. 

a. An attitude that the world owes us 
a living. 

b. Dependence upon luck or chance. 

c. The formulation of all sorts of easy 
theories to avoid the law of Self-Ef- 
fort. Examples: 

1. Substitution of prayer wheel for the 
soul struggle. 

2. The rescuing of souls from purga- 
tory by prayer or fee. 

3. The many types of sacrifice which 
have been substituted for real re- 
pentance. 

II. Show how effort lalone brings the 
worthwhile achievements. 

a. In the realm of intellectual develop- 
ment. 

b. In aesthetic appreciation. It is the 
effort one exerts which increases the 
power to respond to greater beauty. 

c. Fortunes bestowed upon one may 
prove detrimental. It is the right or 
wrong use of wealth which deter- 
mines whether it is a blessing or a 
curse. 

d. The road to self-mastery is the nar- 
row road of constant self-effort. 

e. The spiritual life enlarges as the 
soul struggles for greater refinement. 

f. Many things may come and pass 
away but that which is builded into 
character is the result of Self-Effort 
and will not pass. 

III. The honest and courageous soul 
wants only that which he has earned. He 
knows that more would be unjust. 

IV. When the human soul reaches the 
point in its development where it wants 
only that which it deserves, it is then 
in a position to make rapid progress in 
the direction of Self-Realization. 

V. The greatest waste of life is the 
waste of valuable time. Much of the 
waste is due to the fact that man persists 
in thinking that he will accomplish his de- 
sires in some other way than through 
Self-Effort. 

VI. The Savior of the world empha- 
sized Self-Effort as the law of progress, 



when He said: "If you do the works thai 
I do the things that I do you can do." 

Other great men have emphasized the 
law as follows: 

Buddha: "Brethren, be a light unto your- 
selves, work out your own salvation with 
diligence." Confucius: "The noble man 
is like the archer. If he misses his mark 
he turns around and looks for the cause 
within himself." Zoroaster: "To act a 
successful part as a unit in the great plan 
of the universe, one must be no weakling, 
Nature abhors and is ruthless toward 
those who will not help themselves." 

Suggestions: 

In recent years there has been much 
complaint about the soft pedagogy in our 
education. With some of this criticism the 
writer has no sympathy, but it cannot be 
denied that much of it is justified. The 
operative technique of the teacher has be- 
come so efficient as to remove any neces- 
sity for the child to develop power of self- 
determination. The child's response de- 
pends almost wholly upon what the 
teacher presents and how she presents it. 

The philosophy of Individual Effort re- 
verses this emphasis. Instead of the ac- 
tion of the student depending upon the 
outside stimulus, it should depend upon 
the way he responds to the stimulus. This 
should be determined by his ability to 
control his own response in line with cer- 
tain well defined motives or purposes. 

From the very beginning and through 
his entire training the child must come to 
know that he must pay for what he gets. 
No other concept would do so much to 
help him use effectively his time and en- 
ergy. If children were taught this from 
the beginning they would adjust their 
lives to it. The modern fallacy of tryina 
to get something for nothing would pass 
away. Credit would be given for real 
merit. We would grow a race of men 
desiring only that which they rightly 
earned. This is the only attitude upon 
which a brotherhood of man can be 
builded^ It makes way for the practical 
application of the Great Law of Equity. 
Justice and Right. 

The honest Soul, because he is willing 
to assume the responsibility, hails the 
principle of Self-Effort as the greatest of 
all Laws. It establishes his absolute faith 
in the justice of God and makes possible 
to him all development for which he is 
willing to pay. 



"There are beauties of character which, like the night-blooming cereus, are closed 
against the glare and turbulence of every-day life and bloom only in shade and 
solitude, and beneath the quiet; stars." — Tuckerman. 




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General Board Committee: Albert E. Bowen, Chairman; David A. Smith, Vice Chairman; 

Henry H. Rolapp and Jesse R. S. Budge 



LESSON FOR APRIL 6TH 

See program prepared by the the First 
Presidency of the Church, with instruc- 
tions, published in the Superintendents' 
department, this issue of The Instructor. 

LESSONS FOR MAY 

First Sunday, May 4, 1930. 
Lesson 17. Why Have Temples? 

Text: Sunday School Lessons, No. 17. 

References: Doc. & Cov. 124:28-49. 
127; Sermon by Heber C. Kimball, Vol. 
4, Journal of Discourses, page 135; Dr. 
James E. Talmage's "The House of the 
Lord;" Sermons by Franklin D. Rich- 
ards, Journal of Discourses Vol. 25, page 
230 and Heber C. Kimball Vol. 5, page 
18. 

Objective: To show the priceless 

blessings extended to the dead through 
the vicarious work done for them in tem- 
ples and the blessings which come to the 
living through that which they do for 
themselves. 

Suggestive Outline: 

1. Discuss the history of temples and 
holy places of ancient times. 

2. Discuss reasons why our temples 
are not thrown open to the public. 

3. Consider the eternal law announced 
by our Lord, "Except a man be born of 
water and of the spirit, he cannot enter 
into the kingdom of God." (John 3:5). 
How are the countless millions who have 
never heard .the Gospel to be baptized, 
unless it be done for them by others?" 
(l.Cor. 15:29). 

4. Compare the marriage of Latter-day 
Saints, performed in the temple, with 
those of people of the world. 

5. Discuss the sanctifying effect of tem- 
ple work upon the lives of those who 
unselfishly spend years in an effort to 
bring salvation to their progenitors. 

Lesson Enrichment: 

Sermon of John Taylor, Journal of 
Discourses, Vol. 25, page 185: 

"We have now finished this Temple, 
and some people inquire, what is it for? 
For many things: that pur sealings and 
ordinances may be performed in a manner 
that will be acceptable before God and 
the holy angels; that whatsoever is bound 
on the earth according to the laws of the 



eternal Priesthood shall be bound in the 
heavens; that there may be a connecting 
link between the living and the dead, be- 
tween those who have lived, all those 
ancient fathers of which I have spoken 
who are interested in the welfare of their 
posterity; that there may be a royal 
Priesthood, a holy people, a pure people, 
a virtuous people on the earth to offici- 
ate and operate in the interests of the 
living and the dead; not looking so much 
after themselves, but after God, after the 
work of God, and after the accomplish- 
ment of those things which God has de- 
signed to be carried out in the 'dispen- 
sation of the fullness of times' when all 
things are to be united in one, and that 
they may be prepared to operate with 
the Priesthood in the heavens in the re- 
demption of the inhabitants of this world 
from the days of Adam unto the present 
time." 

Second Sunday, May 11, 1930. 

Mothers' Day 

Third Sunday, May 18, 1930. 

Lesson 18. The Blessings of Temples. 

> 

Text: Sunday School Lesson No. 18. 

References: Sunday School Lesson No. 
17. History of the Church, Vol. 4, page 
425. Talmage's "Jesus the Christ," Chap- 
ter 36. Doc. and Cov. Sec. 132. 

Objective: To show that the sealing 
power which rests with the Priesthood 
and the sacred work done in temples are 
necessary for exaltation. 

Suggestive Outline: 

I. Discuss the meaning of our Lord's 
words to Peter, "And I will give un- 
to thee the keys of the kingdom of 
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt 
bind on earth shall be bound in 
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt 
loose - on earth shall be looked in 
heaven." 

II. Discuss the true significance of the 
popular idea of St. Peter unlocking 
the gate to give to worthy appli- 
cants admittance to heaven. 
III. Why would the earth be smitten 
with a curse if the hearts of fathers 
and children are not turned to each 
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a. As pertaining to temple work, what 
are the obligations of fathers to 
their children? 

b. Of children to their fathers? 
Lesson Enrichment: 

"Jesus was the first man that ever went 
to preach to the spirits in prison, holding 
the keys of the Gospel of salvation to 
them. Those keys were delivered to him 
; n the day and hour that he went into the 
spirit world, and w ; .th them he opened 
the door of salvation to th; snirits in 
prison. 

"Compare those inhabitants on the 
earth who have heard the Gospel in our 
day, with the millions who have never 
heard it, or had the keys of salvation pre- 
sented to them, and you will conclude at 
once as I do, that there is an almighty 
work to perform in the spirit world. * * * 
Reflect upon the millions and millions of 
people that have lived and died without 
hearing the Gospel on the earth, without 
the keys of the kingdom. They were not 
prepared for celestial glory, and there 
was no power that could prepare them 
without the keys of this Priesthood." — 
Brigham Young in Journal of Discourses, 
Vol. 4, page 285. 

Fourth Sunday, May 25, 1930. 

Lesson 19. Personality of God. 

Text: Sunday School Lesson No. 19. 
References: Genesis 1:26-27. Exodus 20: 
1-6. Deut. 9:10. Matt. 3:16, 17. Acts 7:55- 
60. Talmage's "Articles of Faith" page 47. 

Objective: To show the importance of 
worshiping the true and living God and 
that to do otherwise is idolatry. 

Suggestive Outline: 

I. Compare the "Mormon" conception 
of Deity with the ideas prevailing in 
the world. 



II. Discuss our reasons for attaching so 
much importance to the personality 
of Deity. 

III. Discuss the danger arising from any 
worship other than that of the true 
and living God. 

IV. Compare Joseph Smith's declaration 
concerning the personality of our 
Heavenly Father with the teaching 
on this subject in the Bible. 

Lesson Enrichment: "There is much 
said about God and the Godhead. The 
scriptures say there are Gods many and 
Lords many, but to us there is but one 
living and true God. * * * The teachers 
of the day say that the Father is God, the 
Son is God, and the Holy Ghosi is God. 
and they are all in one body and one( 
God. Jesus prayed that those that the 
Father had given him out of the world 
might be .made one in them, as they were 
one; (one in spirit, in mind, in purpose). 
If I were to testify that the Christian 
world were wrong on his point my testi- 
mony would be true. 

"Peter and Stephen testify that thev 
saw the Son of Man standing on the 
right hand of God. Any person that has 
seen the heaven opened knows that there 
are three personages in the heavens who 
hold the keys of power, and one presides 
over all. * * * 

"As the Father hath power in himself, 
so hath the Son power in himself, to lay 
down his life and take it again, so he has 
a body of his own. The Son doeth what 
he hath seen the Father do; then the 
Father hath some day laid down his life 
and taken it again; so he has a body of 
his own; each one will be in his own body: 
and yet the sectarian world believe the 
body of the Son is identical with the 
Father's." (From a statement of Joseph 
Smith. See History of the church, Vol. 
5, page 426.) 



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TRADITION AND DEMOCRACY 

Tradition may be defined as the extension of the franchise. 
Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all class- 
es, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tra- 
dition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy 
of those who merely happen to be walking about. All demo- 
crats object to men being disqualified by the accident of birth, 
tradition objects to their being disqualified by the accident of 
death. Democracy tells us not to neglect a good man's opin- 
ion, even if he is our groom, tradition asks us not to neglect 
a good man's opinion, even if he is our father. 

Gilbert K. Chesterton. 



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Ages 15, 16, 17. 

To Teachers: 

Teachers should see to it that the leaf- 
lets are in the hands of every pupil dur- 
ing the recitation period so that portions 
of it can be read when it is deemed ad- 
visable. It often occurs that pupils take 
the leaflets home with them and forget 
to bring them back, making it impossible 
for such a class exercise to be gone for- 
ward with. In many cases this is due to 
the fact that the importance of the leaf- 
let is not stressed and the pupils are given 
no opportunity to use them during the 
recitation period. It is urgently recom- 
mended that at sometime during the one 
Sunday, preferably during the beginning 
of the recitation period, the following 
Sunday's leaflets be distributed and the 
lesson for the following Sunday previewed 
and assigned. Then when the current les- 
son is conducted reference should be re- 
peatedly made to the leaflets, portions be- 
ing read by various members of the class 
so that they will be impressed with the 
necessity of bringing them back. If this 
plan is followed consistently pupils will 
soon get in the habit of bringing their 
leaflets and they can be used as planned 
by the General Board. 

Too, it is recommended that a New 
Testament be provided for every mem- 
ber of the class. These may be had at va- 
rious prices ranging from 25c up. One 
ideal plan would be to have enough for 
each member of the class purchased by 
the school or by the class to be kept in 
the school library so that they would not 
be forgotten by the pupils; hand out to 
the same pupil the same book each time 
and then, perhaps at the end of the year, 
the book used by the pupil may be given 
to him as a mark of appreciation for his 
devotion to the class work during the 
year. 

When the text is not too long, it should 
be read by one or more of the class mem- 
bers. This will serve to create interest in 
the lesson. Other passages that may throw 
light on the lesson may be read from 
time to time. By these means the pupils 
learn to use the text, and become expert 
in turning to any passage readily. 

It has been found that notwithstanding 
the courses that our Sunday Schools give 



in the Old Testament and New, pupils 
reach maturity without much skill in us- 
ing these texts, and often with little 
knowledge of their contents. 

We make light today of the class me- 
thods used in our Sunday Schools thirty 
and forty years ago, when pupils took 
turns in reading a verse from the Bible, 
the teacher commenting on the text as 
they went along. We don't have to go 
back to that. But just the same, many 
spiritual gems were left in the minds of 
the pupils in those days, as the teachers 
led them through large portions of the 
scriptures. And pupils came out of the 
Sunday School with a better knowledge 
of the Bible than many of them do today. 

With the textbook and leaflet in the 
hands of every pupil, it will also be easier 
to maintain order. If the first part of the 
recitation is given over to reading and 
study, the discussion that follows will be 
more interesting and profitable. 

LESSON FOR APRIL 6, 1930. 

See program prepared by the the First 
Presidency of the Church, with instruc- 
tions, published in the Superintendents' 
department, this issue of The Instructor. 

LESSONS FOR MAY 

First Sunday, May, 1930 

Lesson 16. The First Christian Martyr 

Texts: Acts 6:1-8; 7:51-60. Sunday 
School Lesson 16. 

Objective: To show the courage and 
heroism of the martyrs who died for 
Christ, and how their blood fertilized and 
promoted the growth of the Church. 

Supplementary Material: The Early 
Days of Christianity-Grant. The greater 
men and women of the Bible Vol. VI, 
Page 101. Hastings' Bible Dictionary and 
Bible Commentary. 

Suggestive Outline: 

I. The Seven Deacons. 

a. Why called 

b. How Called 

c. Their names 

II. Character of Stephen 

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b. Full of grace, power and wisdom 

c. An eloquent defender of the faith 

III. Cause of his Arrest 

a. Miracles he performed 

b. His skill is disputation 

c. Accused of blasphemy 

IV. Before the Sanhedrin 

a. His defense 

b. He accuses his judges 

c. His face like an angel's 
V. His Martyrdom 

a. The rage of his judges 

b. They stone him to death 

c. His dying prayer 

d. Saul 

VI. Futility of Persecutions 

An effort should be made in this lesson 
to show how futile and insane persecu- 
tion and intolerance is; how the blood of 
the martyrs becomes the seed of the 
Church. And, sad to say, it is generally re- 
ligion that kills the prophets. It was a 
Christian minister who led the mob that 
killed Joseph Smith. Religious leaders 
slew the Savior and Stephen. 

Saul, of whom we shall have much to 
say later, was a Pharisee of the Pharisees, 
and as such he was trained and educated 
as a religious teacher, and yet he con- 
sented to the martyrdom of Stephen. Even 
today with all our advancement, this spir- 
it still lives. Young people should be 
taught that there can be no love where 
there is intolerance. 

Second Sunday, May 11, 1930. 

Mothers' Day 
Third Sunday, May 18, 1930. 

Lesson 17. The First Non- Jewish Con- 
verts. 

Text: Acts 8. Sunday School Lessons 
No. 17. McKay, Ch. 14. 

Objective: To show that one who is de- 
voted to Christ, can find an opportunity 
for service wherever he may chance to find 
himself. 

Supplementary Material: The Early 
Days of Christianity, Chapter 7— Grant; 
How to Teach the New Testament, Chap- 
ter 8— Rae; Greater Men and Women of 
the Bible. Vol. 6, Page 117— Hastings. 

Suggestive Outline: 

I. Who Philip was 

a. One of the seven 

b. A non-Palestinian Jew 

c. An ardent disciple of Christ 
II. His Ministry in Samaria 

a. Character of the Samaritans 

b. Philip driven from Jerusalem 

c. He preaches to the Samaritans 

d. Many converted 

e. Miracles performed 



III. Peter and John sent to Samaria 

a. Why sent 

b. Their prayer for the Holy Ghost 

c. How conferred 

IV. Simon the Magician 

a. Who he was 

b. Baptized by Philip 

c. His request of Peter 

d. Peter's rebuke 
V. Philip sent South. 

a. He meets the Ethiopian 

b. He preaches Christ 

c. The Ethiopean baptized 

d. First Gentile convert 

e. Philip caught away by the spirit 

f. Examples of obedience 

The question may be asked why Philip 
and others were driven from Jerusalem 
during the persecution that raged after 
the death of Stephen, while the apostles 
and many of the saints were permitted to 
remain. It appears that the persecution 
was aimed principally against the follow- 
ers of Christ who were of Hellenistic or- 
igin, that is, Jews born outside of Pales- 
tine. Stephen and Philip were the most 
prominent of this class. They boldly ne- 
glected the Temple and to a certain ex- 
tent the law. Stephen in his defense be- 
fore the Sanhedrin, had challenged their 
authority. He tried to make it plain that 
the promises received from Abraham 
went beyond the existence of the Temple. 
Said he: The Most High dwelleth not in 
houses made with hands; as sayeth the 
prophet, the Heaven is My throne, and 
the earth the footstool of My feet; what 
manner of house will ye build Me." 

The Twelve, who were natives of Pal- 
estine, and still adhered strictly to all the 
Mosaic observances, were apparently per- 
mitted to remain in Jerusalem, and were 
not molested at this time. The others were 
dispersed, carrying the Gospel with them, 
and thus aiding in its spread to several 
Gentile centers. 

When the two apostles came to Sa- 
maria, Philip, like John the Baptist, when 
Jesus came, withdrew behind the scenes. 
He might naturally have felt that since 
he had opened the mission there, he 
should have been permitted to reap the 
harvest. But he seems to have watched 
the success of the apostles without any 
of that grudging jealousy which some 
men would have felt. In this respect his 
aim was just the reverse of Simon's aim 
in sorcery. The latter sought popularity 
for himself, while Philip sought to win 
glory for Christ. 

Another incident now occurred which 
shows how little Philip thought of him- 
self and how willing he was to go where 
he was sent. He was called to leave the 
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to the lonely desert that led to Gaza far 
to the south. He might have made ex- 
cuses, but he didn't. We read: "And he 
arose and went." How impressive is the 
lesson we may learn from such prompt 
obedience! If the Lord asks us to remain 
in Samaria, we should remain, but if He 
asks us to go down to Gaza, by way of a 
lonely desert road, so be it. "I'll go where 
you want me to go, dear Lord." 

We have many examples of this type 
of obedience in our Church. Men who 
have been Presidents of Stakes, now act- 
ing as ward teachers, and teachers in 
Sunday School classes. It doesn't mat- 
ter to them where they labor so long as 
they are in the service of their Master. 

When President Wilford Woodruff was 
filling his first mission to England, he was 
laboring with great success in Stafford- 
shire Potteries. Many had joined the 
Church and it looked as if it would be a 
most fruitful field. One night as he arose 
to address a large congregation, the voice 
of the spirit said to him: "This is the last 
meeting you will hold with this people 
for many days." He repeated the state- 
ment to the congregation, and everyone 
was surprised as he was himself for he 
had expected to remain there indefinitely. 
When he inquired of the Lord what it 
meant, he was commanded to go south, 
where many souls were waiting to hear 
the Gospel. He obeyed without question, 
and was led to Herefordshire, where 
through his ministry some eighteen hun- 
dred people were added to the Church. 

Fourth Sunday, May 25, 1930. 

Lesson 18. The Early Life of Paul. 

Texts: Deut: 6:4-9; Lev. 19:18; Phil. 3: 
4-6; Acts 22; 3:27-28. 

Sunday School Lesson No. 18. Ancient 
Apostles, Lesson 32. McKay 41, see also 
Deut. 11:13-21 and Numbers 15:37-41. 

Objective: To teach that Paul's early 
teaching with regard to the strict observ- 
ance of law prepared him for the great 
work he was later to perform. 

Supplementary Material: The Early 
Days of Christianity, Chapter 8, Grant. 
Life and Letters of Paul-Patterson Smith. 
How to Teach the New Testament— Rae. 

Suggestive Outline: 

I. Saul's Boyhood 

a. Birthplace 

Location, size, importance 

b. Education 

c. Schools of that day 

d. He goes to Jerusalem 

II. Saul at the Feet of Gamaliel 

a. Gamaliel 

b. Subjects studied 

c. Colleges of that day 



d. Next ten years 

III. He Returns to Jerusalem 

a. His zeal for the "law" 

b. He heard Stephen 

c. Why he consented to his death 

d. His character of that time 

IV. Danger of self-righteousness 

a. Closes men's minds 

b. Makes men intolerant 

c. Causes men to persecute others 

d. Develops hypocrisy 

There is little hope for the typical 
Pharisee, — the man who stands in the 
pulpit or on the street and thanks God 
that he is better than other men. He de- 
lights to enumerate his virtues and how 
strictly he observes the requirements of 
the law. He is the type that persecutes the 
saints and slays the prophets. His mind 
is forever closed to new truth, his heaven 
is forever sealed. Even God Himself 
can't teach him anything. 

In the 15th chapter of Luke, we read: 
"Then drew near unto him all the publi- 
cans and sinners for to hear him. And the 
Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying, 
"This man receiveth sinners and eateth 
with them." 

Then Jesus answers them by telling the 
stories of a lost sheep, a lost coin, and a 
lost son. All of these lost things are 
found, and there is great rejoicing. Each 
of these represents different classes of 
people, who for various reasons become 
lost, through carelessness, the neglect or 
fault of others, or their own wilfulness. 
But by diligent search they are found. 

But the real point is generally missed, 
namely, the elder brother. He was lost, 
too, but was not aware of it, and he could 
not be convinced of it. He was the 
self-righteous one, who needed no re- 
pentance. When his lost brother in deep 
contrition returned, he might have said, 
"I am glad that my younger brother has 
come back to his home, father has missed 
him so much." But he didn't say that. 
When he heard that he had returned, he 
was angry and would not go in. He took 
occasion to tell his father how good he 
had been, how faithfully he had served 
him, and had never broken any of his 
commandments, and in bitter terms of 
reproach, he condemned the father for 
receiving the son who had sinned back 
again into his home. 

The tragedy of the story is that he 
would not go in where his brother was, 
and so as we know remained on the out- 
side, Jesus wanted those who were con- 
demning him to know that there was hope 
for the repentant sinners, but not much 
for the class typified by the elder brother. 
He kept the law, just as the men who 
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knew nothing of love and mercy and 
brotherly kindness. 

It is right that we should keep the com- 
mandments, but we must not forget that 
love and brotherly kindness is also needed 
before we are worthy to sit down with 
Jesus in the Kingdom of our Father. 



Note: Since every teacher in charge 
is meeting her associate teachers each 
Sunday following the Kindergarten class 
period, to plan the program for the fol- 
lowing Sunday, we feel quite sure that all 
teachers are now teaching the same les- 
son the same day. 




St. Peter and St. Jolin at the Beautiful Gate. 

(See February "Instructor", page 109.) 



OLD TESTAMENT 



General Board Committee: Robert L. Judd, Chairman; Elbert D. Thomas, Vice Chairman; 

Mark Austin 



LESSONS FOR APRIL 6TH 

See program prepared by the the First 
Presidency of the Church, with instruc- 
tions, published in the Superintendent's 
department, this issue of The Instructor. 

LESSONS FOR MAY 

First Sunday, May 4, 193!). 

Lesson 16. Jacob — (Continued) 

Text: Sunday School Lessons, No. 16. 

References: Genesis 27:41-46; 28:29; 
30:31:32. 

Objective: Show that an injustice or 
an imagined injustice begets hatred; that 
hatred leads to more hatred until it in 
turn begets murder in one's heart and 
at times actual murder. (See Genesis 27: 
41-46.) 

Suggestive Lesson Arrangement: 

I. Jacob's flight to Haran. 

a. The reasons. 

b. The lesson from this experience — 
(See objective) 

II. Jacob's vow at Bethel. — (Genesis 
28:20-22) 
Reference to tithing. 

III. Jacob's marriage. 

a. His meeting with Rachel. 

b. His marriage to Leah and the 
reason. 

c. Ancient social customs revealed 
in these incidents. — (See Genesis 
19). 

IV. Leah's' sons. 

V. The story of Rachel. 

Birth of Joseph.— (Genesis 30:22-24). 

Lesson Enrichment: 

Jacob, The Supplanter. 

Jacob Wrestles with the Angel. 

"I should like my readers to get a 
full view of Jacob at the ford of the 
Jabbok. Twenty years before he had 
crossed the stream on his way to Haran. 
No doubt he slept there, at that time, 
being weary with his journey. Now, on 
his return, he does not sleep. He is wor- 
ried. There was in Jacob's mind a dark 
memory, a past sin, a family feud that 
had never been healed. Jacob knew that 
Esau was on his way to meet him, per- 
haps to take vengeance upon him. The 
need for divine assistance was great. 
Without such assistance, there seemed 
but little hope for his deliverance. Jacob 
sent his family and herds across the. ford 



to encamp for the night, while he re- 
mained alone to engage in prayer. We are 
all prone to pray when we are in a tight 
place, but we do not all wrestle with the 
Lord until we gain a victory. Jacob did. 
Jacob came out of the contest a victor. 
a new man with a new name; the Lord 
took all the Jacob put of him, and instead 
he emerged from the contest with the 
name of Israel and with a blessing pro- 
nounced upon his head. "And he blessed 
him there. And Jacob called the name of 
the place Peniel; for, he said, I have seen 
God face to face, and my life is pre- 
served." 

'Suddenly, the sand-cloud of the desert 
rises upon the path of the caravan. There 
is lifted up before Jacob that wrathful 
cloud of four hundred armed men; and 
in the midst of that cloud, and glaring 
out upon him from its blackness, the 
face of his wronged brother, Esau. What 
shall be the result? Shall the angry 
cloud tear a path of ruin through his 
possessions? Shall a cruel death sweep 
from before his eyes the forms of his 
loved ones?' 

No, the dread of the night is gone. 
Jacob has seen God face to face. God is 
not the same as he was twenty years ago. 
There is now a more intense communion. 
Jacob has been both triumphant and trans- 
formed. His faith is strengthened; his 
character has gained much. In his wrest- 
ling he has made himself worthy to be- 
come the founder of that great people 
whose great clinging to life and to God 
has distinguished them above all others. 
Ancient Babylon is gone. Assyria has 
perished. Persia has disappeared. 
Greece is no more. Rome has been des- 
troyed, but the Jew is living still. Israel 
is still a people; Jacob has met the de- 
mand of God. 

'Years afterward,' says one writer, 
'when Jacob was on his death-bed, we 
are told that Joseph brought his tw«a 
sons to receive the blessing of their 
grandfather; and the words in which he 
gave it, 'The angel which redeemed me 
from all evil, bless the lads,' seem to 
point to some definite personal experience 
in the old man's memory, which can 
hardly be other than this story of Pen- 
iel. And so we may look on this episode 
as the central crisis in Jacob's life; the 
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grasped and begun, when the meaness 
and the cunning of selfishness and over- 
reaching disappeared, and a worthier, 
nobler life began because he had seen 
God face to face.' 

The Meeting of Jacob and Esau. 

It cannot be too strongly emphasized 
that the midnight wrestle was an epoch- 
making event in Jacob's life. It was a 
new, but much needed experience. From 
it he steps upon another level — the level 
of Israel, God's chosen prince. Jacob's 
after-life was strong in comparison to 
what it had been, but like the rest of hu- 
manity, it is not without fault. A.s the 
morning broke, 'Jacob lifted up his eyes, 
and looked, and, behold, Esau came, with 
four hundred men.' 

'Jacob still timid, rearranged the com- 
pany that was wjth him, placing his 
secondary wives and their children in 
front, next to them Leah with her chil- 
dren, last of all his most, dearly beloved 
Rachel and Joseph. Then he himself 
went on before them all, and, as his 
brother approached, "bowed himself to 
the ground seven times/ an act of ex- 
treme humility. Jacob had the birth- 
right and was the superior according to 
the custom of the age. But he 'bowed 
himself to the ground seven times, until 
he came near to his brother," Esau, at the 
sight, forgot his wrongs, if he had hither- 
to cherished a remembrance of them, 
and running forward to meet Jacob, em- 
braced him, and fell upon his neck and 
kissed him; and they wept.' The past was 
forgotten, or at any rate forgiven. The 
brothers were as one again.' 

So, the dread of Jacob to meet Esau 
was past. It is significant that the char- 
acters of the brothers are preserved 
throughout their interview. Esau is gen- 
erous. Jacob is cautious. Esau bows him- 
self off the stage for the last time to make 
room for Jacob. Jacob remains in the 
land of promise. Esau disappears in the 
wilderness mountains of Seir. 

We do not know how long Jacob re- 
mained at Succoth, but we are told that 
he crossed the Jordan and came to 
Shechem. Shechem is one of the fair- 
est spots that nature ever painted. And 
here it was that the patriarch, amidst 
verdant pastures and gushing springs., 
bought a plot of ground and digged his 
celebrated well, and best of all, so far as 
we know, for the first time in his life,, he 
built an altar and wrote upon it, 'God, 
the God of Israel.' He was a new man, 
changed and bettered. 

Jacob's Return to Bethel. 
Of course Jacob had not forgotten 
Bethel. Why he did not at once return 



to the sacred spot, we do not know. Out 
of his settled life at Shechem, he is rudely 
awakened by a family disaster. Shechem 
dishonored Jacob's daughter. He would 
have rectified the wrong as far as that 
was possible, but Simeon and Levi slew 
him to avenge the family stain. The act 
of his sons was a sore trial to Jacob. He 
never forgot the outrage. This act of his 
sons made it imperative that he should 
resume his wanderings. His first thought 
was Bethel. 

At Bethel he reared an altar and wor- 
shiped after the manner of his fathers. 
Still afraid of what might befall as a re- 
sult of the treachery of his sons, he 
moves further southward toward Hebron, 
the home of Abraham and of Isaac, his 
father. But his trials are not yet past. He 
first loses Rachel's nurse, and now Ra- 
chel herself follows. With her death, the 
romance of his own life ends. Later his 
sons turn against him to the extent of 
robbing him of his favorite Joseph. Bitter 
indeed is his bereavement now, made 
more so, perhaps, because he suspected 
these other sons. He had been tried and 
tested in the furnace of sore affliction. 
He stood the test, and was cleansed, puri- 
fied and strengthened. 

Jacob's Journey to Egypt. 

One scene more, and we ring down the 
curtain on Jacob's life. For more than 
twenty years he mourned for Joseph as 
dead. But his night of weeping was fol- 
lowered by a morning of joy, Joseph is not 
dead, but living. What a confusion of 
emotions must have filled the old patri- 
arch's heart when this news was brought 
to him. Best of all, love had welded to- 
gether the twelve human links of the fam- 
ily tree. The God of their fath- 
ers had met with them. Henceforth even 
wayward sons were to become princes of 
the house of Israel. 

Now comes forth a royal gleam of 
hope. 'It is enough; Joseph my son is 
yet alive; I will go and see him before I 
die.' Momentous consequences grew out 
of Jacob's resolution, The curtain rings 
down upon him in the land of Egypt. 
Jacob is dead." 

—Oliver C. Dalby. 

Additional Outline for Lesson 16 

References: Genesis 31:17-55, 32, 33. 
35. 

Objective: The man who will continue 
to strive (wrestle) and especially to strive 
for what is right will finally win the cov- 
eted blessing. 

Suggestive Lesson Arrangement: 
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a. Reasons for going secretly. 

b. Rachel steals the images (Tera- 
phim) (31:19 & 31:34) 35:2 & Sam- 
uel 17:3. (See note below.) 

II. Controversy between Laban and 
Jacob at the Mountain of Gilead— 
(31: 23-55). 
III. Jacob's wrestle (32:22-32). 
IV. The name Israel — It's meanings — 

a. A Prince. 

b. A Prince of God. 

c. "One that hath fought with an 
angel" — Josephus. 

V. The meeting again of Jacob and 

Esau. (Chapter 32-33.) 
VI. God's promise to Jacob at Bethel. 

(35: 9-15.) 
VII. The union of the sons at the Burial 
of Isaac. (35: 27-29) 

Lesson Enrichment: 

In this lesson there is an interesting 
study in the growth and development of 
the concept of God. In 31:19 Rachel 
steals the household goods of her family. 
After Jacob returns to the Promised Land, 
idolatry is ordered stopped. (35:2). 
See later references in the Bible 
e. q. I Samuel 7:3 and many others. The 
Israelites have a great struggle in over- 
coming the primitive notions of household 
goods, gods of places and things, and the 
establishment in their minds and the 
hearts of the people of the great universal 
God, of whom the Bible bears witness. 
The wise teacher will never neglect thesf 
sometimes considered "minor details" for 
it is through them that the greatness of 
the Bible becomes appreciated. 

"As Jacob was traveling homeward, he 
was much disturbed in his mind, because 
he remembered the sin he had been guil- 
ty of towards his brother Esau, and he 
was afraid that Esau had not forgiven 
him. Being desirous, therefore, of know- 
ing what his brother's intentions were.) 
he sent some servants before him, who 
were charged to go to Esau with this 
message: "Thy brother Jacob is returning 
to his native land, and he hopes that dur- 
ing the many years that have expired the 
enmity between him and you has been 
laid at rest. He brings with him his wives 
and children and all his possessions, and 
he will deem it his great happiness to 
share with his brother what God hath 
bestowed upon him." 

"And when they had delivered this mes- 
sage, Esau was very glad, and went tp 
meet his brother with four hundred men. 
But Jacob, hearing that he was coming 
with such a number of men, was greatly 
afraid, for he did not know how Esau felt 
towards _ him. However, he committed 
himself into the hands of God and await- 
ed his brother's arrival. In case the men 
attack him, he determined to defend him- 



self and his family as well as he could. He 
therefore distributed his company into 
parts; some he sent before the rest, and 
others he ordered to come close behind, 
so that if the first was overpowered, they 
might have those who followed as a ref- 
uge to fly to. And when he had put his 
company into this order, he sent some of 
them to carry presents to his brother; 
the presents consisted of cattle and other 
four-footed animals, some of which were 
very rare and very valuable. But he did 
not send all these together. He made sev- 
eral droves, or flocks, of them. Then 
when Esau met the first drove and asked 
whose cattle they were, the men were to 
answer that they belonged to Jacob, who 
was sending them as a present to his 
brother Esau. And when he met the second 
drove and asked the same question, he 
was to be answered in the same way. 
And so with the other droves, until he 
had seen them all. Jacob did this in order 
that Esau might be softened in case he 
were still angry. 

It took Jacob a whole day to make all 
these arrangements. Then, as night came 
on, he sent his company across a river 
which lay before them, and he, himself, 
remained behind. And there came an 
angel of God, who wrestled with him. 
Jacob did not know at first that he was 
an angel. All night along they wrestled, 
and when the morning light shone in the 
sky the angel had not prevailed against 
him. Then the angel informed him who he 
was, and told him to be pleased with his 
victory, for it meant that the race of which 
he was to be the founder would be great 
and victorious. The angel also told Jacob 
to take the name of Israel, which means 
in the Hebrew language, "One that hath 
fought with an angel," and he then disap- 
peared. 

"During the struggle Jacob had hurt 
his thigh, and on this account he never 
afterwards ate that part of an animal, and 
his descendants have never eaten it 
either." — (Our Young Folks Josephus.") 

Second Sunday, May 11, 1930. 

Mothers' Day 

Third Sunday, May 18, 1930 

Lesson 17. Joseph. 

Text: Sunday School Lesson No. 17. 

References: Genesis 37, 39. 

Objective: A clean body and spirit are 
both essential to the enjoyment of the 
spirit of the Lord in its fullness. 

Suggestive Lesson Arrangement: 

I. Joseph and his brothers. 

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II. Joseph's two dreams. 

III. The errand to Dothan and the broth- 
ers to rid themselves of their brother. 

IV. Potipher and Joseph. 

a. Joseph's answer to Potiphar's wife. 
(The acceptance of the temptation 
would have made Joseph untrue to 
himself, his God, and disloyal to 
his master.) 

b. Joseph's treatment of Potiphar. 
Lesson Enrichment: Joseph the Dream- 
er. 

Joseph in Potiphar's House 
"So I from all things bright and brave, 

Select what brightest, bravest seems, 
And with the utmost skill I have 

Contrive the fashion of my dreams. 

"And think that he is mainly wise, 
Who takes what comes of good or ill, 

Trusting that wisdom underlies 
And worketh in the end — his will." 

He never fails who takes God with him 
to his daily task. When Joseph was 
brought to Egypt by the Ishmaelite cara- 
van and sold to Potiphar in the slave 
market, we might expect to hear no more 
of him. But as it turned out Joseph's con- 
duct during this period of his life was the 
first step to make for the greatness that 
awaited him. Because he took God with 
him he was able to pass through the ex- 
perience of humiliation without becom- 
ing soured toward his fellows. He may 
have been greatly disappointed, but he 
was not disheartened. He accepted his 
position with cheerfulness and entered up- 
on his new duties without complaint. He 
took the position that "what is" cannot 
be helped and there was no use wasting 
his time in self pity. He yet looked for- 
ward to the fulfillment of his dreams. This 
is one of the great secrets of victorious 
living. 

We glean from the record that Joseph 
conducted himself so well, was so cap- 
able, so trustworthy, that Potiphar left 
all that he had in his hands. "He knew 
not aught that was with him, save the 
bread which he did eat." This is a great 
record for a slave to make. He could not 
have made such a record if he had spent 
his time in vain regrets. Joseph was not 
a regretter, he was a vindicator. We may 
learn a lesson here — and it is worth learn- 
ing — that it is the victory of faith, and 
not environment, which overcometh the 
world. 

"If he was to be a slave, Joseph was de- 
termined he would be the best of slaves, 
and what he was required to do, he would 
do with his might and with his heart. 
This is a most important consideration, 
and it may, perhaps, help to explain why 
similar trials have had such different re- 



sults in different persons. One has been 
bemoaning that it is not with him as it 
used to be, while the other has discov- 
ered that some talents have been still 
left him, and he has set to work on these. 
One has been saying, if I had only the 
resources which I once possessed I could 
do something; but now they have gone, 
I am helpless. But the other has been 
soliloquizing thus: If I can do nothing 
else I can at least do this, little as it is; 
and if I put it into the hand of Christ. 
He can make it great; and so we account 
for the unhappiness and uselessness of 
the one, and for the happiness and useful- 
ness of the other. Nor will it do to say 
that this difference is a mere thing of 
temperament. It is a thing of character. 
The one acts in faith, recognizing God's 
hand in his affliction; the other acts in 
unbelief, seeing nothing but his own 
calamity, and only increases his affliction. 
So we come to this: Keep fast hold of 
God's hand in your captivity, and do your 
best in that which is open to you. That 
will ultimately bring you out of it; but 
if you lose that you lose everything." 

Joseph's Temptation 

Joseph's position was not made more 
easy by the fact that Potiphar's wife 
shared in the general admiration which his 
conduct inspired. She was infatuated by 
his comely form and manly bearings. We 
must not underestimate the temptation 
that came to Joseph as a result of this 
woman "Casting her eye upon him." Out- 
wardly there was no call upon him to obey 
the moral law which had been taught him 
in his father's home. He had been separ- 
ated from these influences at a time when 
he most needed a father's counsel and had 
been thrown into an environment infested 
with moral pollution. He had breathed for 
years an atmosphere of licentious indul- 
gence, yet he felt that the breath of the 
Lord was upon him. He had taken the 
Lord with him into Egypt. 

There is yet more connected with this 
incident in the life of Joseph; he might 
with some justification have argued that 
to yield to the advances of his master's 
wife would favor his advancement, while 
to resist, would, as, indeed, proved true, 
in all likelihood result in irretrievable dis- 
grace. In this case, it would seem that by 
yielding to temptation, Joseph would have 
found favor with Potiphar's wife to the 
extent that she would see to it that no 
harm should come to him from Potiphar. 
Outwardly, it would seem that to commit 
the sin was by far the easiest way out of 
trouble. 

Note: Lesson 18, for May 25th, will be 
published in the next issue. 



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But Joseph did not allow his youth, his 
distance from home, or the advantage 
which might come to him from yielding, 
to bind him to the ultimate consequences. 
He knew what was right and he guided 
his course accordingly. How did he forti« 
fy himself against this evil? He did it by 
calling sin by its right name. "How, then, 
can I do this great wickedness, and sin 
against God?" It was to him not a matter 
of expedience, or of policy, or self interest 
but it was a matter of right. It was a mat- 
ter of obeying God's "Thou shalt not, or 
the whisperings of the adversary. It mat- 
ters not." 

Joseph In Prison 

We next behold Joseph an imprisoned 
slave — imprisoned because he made the 
noblest choice of his life. I wonder how he 
felt? Not despondent because of his 
choice, but with a lesson to the world thai 
one may adapt himself to God approved 
service in all of life's circumstances. Jo- 
seph as a prisoner is an epistle to all met 
that even in a dungeon God may be 
found. 

"A case was on trial in a Kentucky 
court room. An old man of somewhal 
shabby appearance had just given im- 
portant testimony; and the lawyer, whose 
cause suffered by his statements, strov< 
in every way to confuse and trip him, bul 
in vain. The witness stuck to his story 
and did not lose his temper, in spite oi 
the irritating manner in which the cross- 



examination was conducted. Finally, in 
the hope of breaking down the credibility 
of the witness, the lawyer at a venture 
asked, "Have you ever been in prison?" 

"I have," replied the witness. 

"Ah!" exclaimed the attorney with a 
triumphant glance at the jury. T thought 
as much. May I inquire how long you 
were there?" 

"Two years and three months," an- 
swered the witness, quietly, with a man- 
ner_ that was interpreted by the lawyer as 
indicating chagrin at an unexpected ex- 
posure. 

"Indeed," said the delighted lawyer, 
feeling his case already won., 'that was 
a heavy sentence a heavy sentence. I trust 
the jury will note the significance of the 
fact. Now, sir, tell the jury where you 
were confined." 

"In Andersonville," replied the old man, 
drawing himself up proudly. 

There was a moment of silence. The 
jurors looked at each other; and then the 
court room rang with cheers which the 
court officers were powerless to check, 
and in which some of the jury joined. It 
is scarcely necessary to add that that law- 
yer lost his verdict. Joseph's prison ex- 
perience was as honorable as that." 

Note again, that the preserving Power 
that sustains men in their call to God's 
service in the field that "is already white 
to harvest?" sustains them in like manner 
in the "night of despair," if they are will- 
ing to take that Power into account. 



Somebody Needs You 

Somebody near you is struggling along 

Over life's desert sand; 
Faith, hope and courage together are gone; 

Reach him a helping hand; 
Turn on his darkness a beam of your light; 
Kindle, to guide him, a beacon fire bright; 
Cheer his discouragement, soothe his affright,' 

Lovingly help him to stand. 

Somebody near you is hungry and cold; 

Send him some aid to-day; 
Somebody near you is feeble and old, 

Left without human stay. 
Under his burdens put hands kind and strong 
Speak to him tenderly, sing him a song; 
Haste to do something to help him along 

Over his weary way. 

Dear one, be busy, for time fleeth fast, 

Soon it will all be gone; 
Soon will our season of service be past, 

Soon will our day be done. 
Somebody near you needs now a kind word; 
Some one needs help, such as you can afford; 
Haste to assist in the name of the Lord; 

There may be a soul to be won. 



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General Board Committee: Alfred C. Rees, Chairman; James L. Barker, Vice Chairman; 

Horace H. Cummings and Wm. A. Morton 



Course C— Ages 18, 19 and 20 

Lesson for April 6, 1930 

Note to Teachers: As a special program 
has been prepared for April 6th, the les- 
sons from that date will have to be moved 
forward one Sunday. 

LESSONS FOR MAY. 
First Sunday, May 4, 1930. 

Lesson 17. The Book of Mormon as an 
Agency of Conversion. 

Objective: To teach that the Book of 
Mormon led many into the newly estab- 
lished Church. 

To teacher: Parley Pratt's life has an 
endless charm and fascination to those 
who admire courage and devotion. 

When the class has read carefully to- 
day's lesson dealing with the life, invite 
discussion of each of the events that led 
him nearer and nearer to conversion; and 
acceptance of the Gospel. Call it the 
spirit of the Lord, or the spirit of the 
Book of Mormon, or what not, see that 
the class recognizes the power of truth. 
Parley P. Pratt pursued his program of 
investigation, just as men in the labora- 
tory work out their conclusions. He 
would not yield until all the facts were 
before him. He followed the facts and 
did not allow preconceived notions to 
thwart or influence his judgment. 

A healthy discussion can be had on 
the conversion of Orson Pratt and Sid- 
ney Rigdon through the instrumentality 
of Parley Pratt. It should be inspiring 
to your class, many of whom are pros- 
pective missionaries, that when they go 
out in the world, they should employ the 
Book of Mormon as opening wedge of 
conversion. Furthermore, they may find 
many church people, such as Sidney Rig- 
don, who, while advocating certain doc- 
trines, are secretly looking for the truth. 
Query: How many in your class are 
readers of the Book of Mormon? 

Second Sunday, May 11, 1930 

Mothers' Day 

Third Sunday, May 18, 1930. 

Lesson 18. The Book of Mormon as an 
Agency of Conversion. 

Objective: To teach the far reaching 



effects that may come through one con- 
version. 

To teachers: Orson Pratt stands as 
one of the conspicuous figures in our 
Church History. It was the Book of 
Mormon that converted his brother, Par- 
ley, who in turn brought Orson into the 
Church. 

Let the class follow the remarkable 
work of this one man, Orson Pratt. Let 
them note the zeal and intelligence with 
which he pursued his work. Note the va- 
riety of offices and callings and responsi- 
bilities, and the great amoiint of terri- 
tory which he covered. This fact,, too, 
must not escape attention today: Orson 
Pratt grew in spiritual and mental stat- 
ure, by leaps and bounds, after he ac- 
cepted the teachings of the Book of Mor- 
mon? Let the class give reasons for this 
development. Is the same thing still hap- 
pening? 

How are plant and animal life stimu- 
lated? 
What fertilized power does the Book 

of Mormon possess upon the souls of good 
men and women? Why? 

Fourth Sunday, May 25, 1930. 

Lesson 19. The Book of Mormon as an 
Agency of Conversion. 

Objective: To teach the remarkable 
development that may come to the indi- 
vidual who submits to the spirit of the 
Book of Mormon. 

To teachers: Discussion of the lives of 
Parley and Orson Pratt is not likely to 
grow wearisome. Pick out incidents in 
their lives, as recorded in today's lesson, 
and let the class consider them from the 
standpoint of effect upon the men and 
upon the Church. 

Is it possible that Orson's knowledge of 
the gospel, as recorded in the Book of 
mon, added to his ability as a scientist? 
Mormon, added to his ability as a scient- 
ist? 

How can the young peopk of the. 
church today enlarge upon their know- 
ledge of things possessing eternal value? 
How can the reading of the Book of 
Mormon assist? 

Has any one in the class experienced 
any such blessing coming from an ac- 
quaintance with the Book of Mormon? 




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General Board Committee: Adam S. Bennion, Chairman; J. Percy Goddard, Vice Chairman 



Ages 10 and 11 

Lessons For April 6th 

See program prepared by the the First 
Presidency of the Churchy with instruc- 
tions, published in the Superintendent's 
department, this issue of The Instructor. 

LESSONS FOR MAY 

First Sunday, May 4, 1930. 

Lesson 16. A Choice Seer Raised Up — 
Joseph Smith Received the Plates. 

Text: Sunday School Lessons, No. 16. 

Supplementary References: B. H. Rob- 
erts, Church History (Salt Lake City,, 
Deseret News, 1902) I, 16-17; B. H. Ro- 
berts, New Witnesses for God, Vol. II 
49-68; Osborne J. P. Widtsoe, The Res- 
toration, 43-55. Lucy Smith, Joseph Smith 
and His Progenitors, pp. 84-113. 

Objective : The Prophet was forced to 
pass through a period of preparation be- 
fore the plates were given to him. 

Organization of Material: 

I. In 1824, the prophet's experiences 
helped to mature him. 

a. He received his second visit from 
the angel. 

b. His brother, Alvin, died. 

1. This acquainted him with one of 
the profoundest sorrows of life. 
II. In 1825, Joseph had many rich experi- 
ences. 

a. He received his third visit from the 
angel. 

b. He went away from home to work, 
for Josiah Stoal. 

c. He helped to finish their home, 
which Alvin had started. 

III. In 1826, he obtained more experience. 

a. He worked away from home for 
Josiah Stoal. 

b. He had his fourth visit from the 
angel. 

IV. In 1827, he had completed the neces- 
sary educative experience and was 
given the records. 

a. He married Emma Hale, January 
18, 1827. 

b. He worked with his father on the 
farm. 

c. He received the plates. 

"I trembled so with fear, lest all might 
be lost in consequence of some failure in 
keeping the commandments of God, that I 



was under the necessity of leaving the room 
in order to conceal my feelings. Joseph saw 
this, and said, "Do not be uneasy, mother, 
all is right — see here, I have got a key." ' 

I knew not what he meant, but took the 
article of which he spoke into my hands, 
and upon examination, found that it con- 
sisted of two smooth three-cornered dia- 
monds set in glass, and the glasses were 
set in silver bows, which were connected 
with each other in much the same way as 
old fashioned spectacles. He took them 
again and left me, but said nothing respect-* 
ing the Record. 

In a short time he returned, and inquired 
of me in regard to getting a chest made. 
I told him to go to a certain cabinet-maker 
who had made some furniture for my old- 
est daughter, and tell him that we would 
pay him for making a chest, as we did for 
the other work which he had done for us, 
namely, one half in cash and the other in 
produce. 

Joseph remarked that he would do so, 
but that he did not know where the money 
would come from, for there was not a 
shilling in the house. 

The following day one Mr. Warner came 
to him, and told him that a widow by the 
name of Wells, who was living in Mace- 
don, wanted some labor done in a well, for 
which she would pay the money, and that 
she was anxious to have him (Joseph) do 
this labor for her. As this afforded us an 
opportunity to pay the cabinet maker for 
the chest, Joseph went immediately to the 
house of Mrs. Wells, and commenced 
work." Lucy Smith, Joseph Smith, the 
Prophet, and his Progenitors, pp. 107-108. 

Application: If God requires anything of 
us, He will assist us in making the neces- 
sary preparation. 

Second Sunday, May 11, 1930 

Mothers' Day 

Third Sunday, May 18, 1930. 

Lesson 17. Translation of the Book of 
Mormon — The Lord Protects the Plates 

Text: Sunday School Lesson, No. 17. 
Supplementary References: Pearl of 

Great Price, "Writings of Joseph Smith"; 
Lucy Smith, Joseph Smith and His Pro- 
genitors, pp. 105-124; B. H. Roberts, New 
Witness for God (Salt Lake City: The 
Deseret News, 1909) II, 61-81; Joseph 



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Fielding Smith, Essentials in Church His- 
tory (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press, 
1922) 60-66; B. H. Roberts, History of 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 
1902), I, 18-30. 

Objective: The golden plates were pro- 
tected through the diligence of Joseph, 
and by the power of the Lord. 

Organization of Material: 

I. Joseph Smith secured possession of 
the golden plates, the Urim and 
Thummim, and the Breastplate. 

a. Mr. Knight and Mr. Stoal were 
present at the Smith home on Sep- 
tember 21, 1827. 

b. Joseph and Emma left at mid- 
night for Hill Cumorah. 

c. Joseph showed the Urim and 
Thummim to his mother when he 
returned. 

d. Plans were made to have a chest 
constructed in which to keep the 
plates. 

e. The following day Joseph went to 
Macedon to work to get money to 
pay for the chest. 
II. Willard Chase and his group plan- 
ned to get the golden plates. 

a. Mr. Smith overheard the group 
talking. 

b. Mr. Smith sent Emma to Mace- 
don for Joseph. 

c. Joseph returned and told his 
father not to worry, that all would 
be well. 

III. Joseph brought the plates from their 
hiding place and put them into the 
chest. 

a. The plates were deposited in a 
trunk of a tree. 

b. On his return with the plates Jo- 
seph was attacked three times. 

c. Carlos was sent for Mr. Knight 
and Mr. Stoal. 

d. Carlos was sent to tell Hyrum to 
bring the chest. 

e. Mr. Knight, Mr. Stoal, and Mr. 
Smith went in search of men who 
had attacked Joseph. 

IV. Joseph recognized danger and hid 
the plates. 

a. The record was buried beneath the 
hearth. 

b. Joseph was successful in routing 
the enemy that evening, 

V. Joseph again recognized danger and 
hid the plates in Cooper's shop. 

a. The plates were hid in a quantity 
of flax in the loft. 

b. The empty chest was hidden be- 
neath the floor. 

c. The mob searched the place but 
could not find the plates. 

They destroyed the chest. 



VI. Joseph then planned to go to Har- 
mony, Pennsylvania. 

a. Mrs. Smith visited Mr. and Mrs. 
Harris to see about borrowing 
money for Joseph. 

b. Alva Hale came to take Joseph to 
Harmony. 

c. Martin Harris gave Joseph $50.00. 

d. Another mob was broken up. 

e. Joseph arrived safely in Harmony. 
Pennsylvania. 

Lesson Enrichment: "Now you have 
got the Record into your own hands, and 
you are but a man, therefore you will have 
to be watchful and faithful to your trust, 
or you will be overpowered by wicked 
men, for they will lay every plan and 
scheme that is possible to get it away 
from you, and if you do not take heed 
continually, they will succeed. While it 
was in my hands, I could keep it, and no 
man had power to take it away; but now 
I give it up to you. Beware, and look well 
to your ways, and you shall have power 
to retain it, until the time for it to be 
translated." Lucy Smith, Joseph Smith 
and His Progenitors, pp. 112-113. 

"The next day after he left home, one 
of the neighbors asked Mr. Smith many 
questions concerning the plates. I will 
here observe, that no one ever heard any- 
thing from us respecting them, except a 
confidential friend, whom my husband 
had spoken to about them some two or 
three years previous. It appeared that Sa- 
tan had now stirred up the hearts of those 
who had gotten a hint of the matter from 
our friends, to search into it, and make 
every possible move towards thwarting 
the purposes of the Almighty." Lucy 
Smith, Joseph Smith and His Progenitors, 
p. 108. 

Application: Have you ever gained any- 
thing by being obedient to your parents, 
and your God? 

Fourth Sunday, May 25, 1930. 

Lesson 16. Translation of the Book of 
Mormon— Martin Harris as Scribe. 

Text: Sunday School Lesson, No. 18. 

Supplementary References: Pearl of 
Great Price, "Writings of Joseph Smith", 
Lucy Smith, Joseph Smith and His Pro- 
genitors, pp. 124, 135; B. H. Roberts, New 
Witness For God (Salt Lake City; The 
Deseret News, 1909) II, 81-93; Joseph 
Fielding Smith, Essentials in Church His- 
tory (Salt Lake City: Deseret News Press. 
1922) 61 - 66; B. H. Roberts, History of 
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day 
Saints (Salt Lake City: Deseret News, 
1902) I, 19 - 29. 

Objective: The Lord watches over His 



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servants and assists them to accomplish 
all that He requires of them as long as 
they are obedient to His commands. 
Organization of Material: 
I. Joseph copied and translated a few 
of the characters by means of a 
Urim and Thummim. 
II. Martin Harris took the facsimile of 
characters and the translation to 
New York. 

a. Martin Harris presented the char- 
acters to Dr. Mitchell. 

b. He afterwards presented them to 
Prof. Charles Anthon. 

c. Prof. Charles Anthon made very 
favorable comment. 

d. This fulfilled a Biblical prophecy. 

III. Martin Harris then became Joseph's 
scribe. 

a. They translated one hundred and 
sixteen pages of foolscap paper. 

IV. The manuscript was lost. 

a. Joseph prayed three times asking 
if Martin Harris could take the 
manuscript home. 

Consent was finally given. 

b. Martin Harris broke his promise. 

c. The manuscript was lost. 

V. The Lord took Joseph's gift from 
him for a season. 

a. Urim and Thummim and the 
plates were taken away. 

b. They were later returned with in- 
structions to continue translating 
from another part of the record. 

VI. A revelation was then given concern- 
ing Martin Harris. 
a. Martin Harris was told that he 
should see the golden plates pro- 
viding he repented and remained 
faithful. 

Lesson Enrichment: "With the view of 
commencing the work of translation and 
carrying it forward as speedily as cir- 
cumstances would permit, Joseph came 
to me one afternoon and requested me to 
go to this Mr. Harris, and inform him 
that he had got the plates, and that he 



desired to see Mr. Harris concerning the 
matter. This, indeed, was an errand which 
I much disliked, as Mr. Harris's wife was 
a very peculiar woman, one that was 
naturally of a very jealous disposition; be- 
sides this, she was rather dull of hearing, 
and when anything was said that she did 
not hear distinctly, she suspected that it 
was some secret, which was designedly 
kept from her. So I told Joseph that I 
would rather not go, unless I could have 
the privilege of speaking to her first upon 
the subject. To this he consented, and I 
went according to his request. 

On arriving at Mr. Harris's, I cautious- 
ly detailed the particulars with regard to 
Joseph's finding the plates, so far as wis- 
dom dictated and necessity demanded, in 
order to satisfy Mrs. Harris's curiosity. 
However, she did not wait for me to get 
through with my story, before she com- 
menced urging upon me a considerable 
amount of money, that she* had at her 
command. Her husband always allowed 
her to keep a private purse, in order to 
satisfy her singular disposition, and it 
was this private money that she wished 
me to receive. She also had a sister liv- 
ing with her who desired me to receive 
an amount of money, I think some seven- 
ty-five dollars, to assist in getting the 
Record translated. 

I told her that I came on no such busi- 
ness, that I did not want her money, and 
that Joseph would attend to his own af- 
fairs; but, that I would like to talk with 
Mr. Harris a moment, and then return 
home, as my family would soon be ex- 
pecting me. Yet, notwithstanding all this, 
she was determined to assist in the busi- 
ness, for she said she knew that we should 
want money, and she could spare two hun- 
dred dollars as well as not." Lucy Smith. 
Joseph Smith and His Progenitors, (1880) 
pp. 116 - 117. 

Application: How can I conduct my- 
self to be worthy of the blessings of the 
Lord? 



His Own Place to Play 



All children want and need a place 
to play, — a place where they can run, 
jump, shout and tumble; a place where 
boys can construct houses, bridges, radio 
sets, electrical apparatus; a place where 
girls can furnish doll houses, make doll 
dresses and do the many things that every 
girl loves to do. I know you remember 
how you loved to play at just these 
things and in places you could at least 
pretend belonged to you. 

Children, like grown-ups, love the 
power of ownership and possession. This 
feeling of ownership is accompanied by 
the great desire and need for a place that 
the child can call his own, a sanctum- 



sanctorum, where he can go, keep his 
personal treasures and not be disturbed. 
So well do I remember little Barbara 
who loved to be the possessor of her own 
things and her own room, who so often 
when her mother called "What are you 
doing, Barbara?" would answer "Fixing 
my things, Mother." Again I remember 
Harold, a boy of ten, who was so enrap- 
tured with his new room that he spent all 
of his free time in making furniture for 
his room and later for his family. How 
true it is that ownership and a place of 
one's own help to build the habits of or- 
derliness, respect for property and an 
impulse toward creative work. 



P R I M» A R Y 



General Board Committee: Frank K. Seegmiller, Chairman; assisted 
by Florence Home Smith, Lucy Gedge Sperry and Tessie Giauque 



LESSONS FOR MAY 
Ages 7, 8 and 9. 

First Sunday May 5, 1930. 

Lesson 65. The Miracles of Elisha (A 
Picture Lesson.) See leaflet No. 65 (Sun- 
day School lessons) 

It may be well to call the children's at- 
tention again to the awakening of life 
around us. What flowers have they seen 
in bloom? What trees are in blossom? 
What trees have their green leaves? What 
are the birds doing? What vegetables are 
ready for use? Which ones are being 
planted? What kind of garden is each 
child planting? Nature is completely 
changing her dress. Miracles are hap- 
pening every day and right under our 
very windows. The trees, the plants, the 
animals are assisting our Father in Heaven 
to perform miracles. 

A long time ago there was a Prophet 
called Elisha who assisted the Lord in 
performing many miracles. Let us look 
at the pictures which represent some of 
them and talk a little about some of the 
others. 

Then show the picture of as many of 
Elisha's miracles (which we have con- 
sidered together) that you are able to 
obtain in your Bible Story Books and in 
the books suggested below. — 

The picture "Elisha Watching Elijah 
in the Chariot of Fire," is found in the 
Bible and Church History stories, page 
162. 

"Elisha and the Widow's Cruse of Oil" 
same book, page 165. 

"Elisha and the Woman of Shunem"— 
The Instructor, January 1930. 

"Elisha Raises the Little Lad to Life"— 

"Naaman's wife and the Little Captive 
Maid"— The Instructor, February 1930. 
Page 128. 

(A wonderful picture of Naaman's wife 
and the little maid can be found in a re- 
cent number of Good Housekeeping Ma- 
gazine.) 

Before the period is completed the chil- 
dren should be given an opportunity to 
repeat one or more of the memory gems 
used last month. They should also be 
given an opportunity to tell how they 
may work little miracles with themselves 
by always smiling and always believing 



that "God is in Heaven and all's well with 
the world." 

Note: The Use of the Leaflets: In some 
schools there seems to be a slight misun- 
derstanding in regard to the use of the 
leaflets for the Primary Department. This 
committee suggests again that they be 
used first by the teacher that she mav 
have all the help possible in preparing 
her lesson. Then at the close of the class 
period that the leaflets be given to the 
children and that if possible the chil- 
dren take turns in reading aloud the leaf- 
let as a review of the lesson they have 
just had. This contact with the leaflet be- 
fore they take it home will give the chil- 
dren added interest in its value. It is also 
suggested that the children read the leaf- 
let to their parents at home and obtain 
further help in the enjoyment of the most 
beautiful of all the stories, the Bible sto- 
ries. 

Second Sunday, May 11, 1930 
Mothers' Day 

Third Sunday, May 18, 1930. 
Lesson 66. Jonah Disobeys 

Text: Jonah I. Sunday School Lessons 
No. 66. 

Note: Professor C. H. Cornill in "The 
Prophets of Israel" in commenting upon 
the beauty of the story of Jonah, says, "I 
have read the Book of Jonah at least a 
hundred times, and I will publicly avow, 
for I am not ashamed of my weakness, 
that I cannot even now take up this mar- 
velous book, nav, nor even speak of it, 
without the tears rising to my eyes, and 
my heart beating higher. This apparently 
trivial book is one of the deepest and 
grandest that was ever written and I 
should like to say to every one who ap- 
proaches it, 'Take off thy shoes, for the 
place whereon thou standest is holy 
ground.' " 

Objective: Disobedience is followed by 
punishment, sooner or later. 

Memory Gem: 

Obedient I must try to be 
In all I am asked to do, 

For Heavenly Father is watching me, 
And to Him I must be true. 

Songs: "Obedience" — Kindergarten and 
Primary Songs — Thommassen. "God is 
Always Near Me" — Progressive Song 
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Pictures: Pictures of storms on the 
ocean. 

Organization of Material: 

I. Jonah called to go to Ninevah. 

a. His call came from the Lord. 

b. He was to be the first foreign 
missionary. 

c. He embarked for another port. 

II. A great storm arises. 

a. The sailors pray to their gods for 
assistance. 

b. Jonah is called upon to pray. 

c. The prophet of God is blamed for 
the trouble. 

1. Jonah is willing to take the 
blame. 

2. He requests that he be thrown 
overboard. 

d. The sailors try to care for Jonah 
and yet save themselves. 

III. Jonah cast into the sea. 

a. By the frightened sailors. 

b. The Lord prepares a way to care 
for him. 

c. The storm ceases. 

Lesson Enrichment — Point of Contact: 
One day Lola sat down on the damp 
lawn. The next day she sneezed and 
sneezed. What had happened to her? And 
why? When we wish to sit down out-of- 
doors, what is a good thing to do? When 
baby sister comes toddling along and 
goes to put her hand on the hot stove 
what do we do? Why? We are larger and 
older than she and we know that if we 
do certain things that are dangerous, we 
must pay some way. There was once a 
very fine man who hadn't quite learned 
that he must pay for his mistakes. His 
name was Jonah. The Lord called him to 
do some work for him, but he decided he 
didn't wish to do it. So he tried to go 
away to a place where the Lord would 
not see him, etc. 

Questions and Application: When Jonah 
went on board a ship to run away from 
the Lord, what happened to the waters 
of the ocean? 

How did the sailors feel? What did they 
do? What did they ask Jonah to do? What 
had Jonah found out by now about the 
Lord? So whom did he blame for the 
trouble? What punishment did he ask 
for himself? (Next week we will find out 
how the Lord helped him because he was 
sorry.) Who sometimes punishes us for 
disobeying? How does it make us feel? 
While we are being punished that we mav 
learn to do better, what might we decide 
to do next time? Which child do you feel 
is the stronger — the child who becomes 
cross when he is punished, or the child 
who tries to take his "medicine" like a 
man and vows he'll do better next time? 



Fourth Sunday, May 25, 1930. 

Lesson 67. Jonah Repents and Trusts in 
God 

Texts: Jonah 2, 3. Sunday School Les- 
sons No. 67. 

Objective: The Lord is mindful of those 
who repent and do better. 

Memory Gem: "My voice will be the 
voice of thanksgiving, and I will remem- 
ber Thee all the days of my life." 

Songs— "My Heart is God's Little Gar- 
den." "Dearest Children, God is Near 
You" — Deseret Sunday School Songs. 

Organization of Material: 

I. Jonah Sorrows. 

a. He sees his mistake. 

b. He cries unto God for deliverance. 

c. The Lord remembers him. 
II. He Preaches Repentance. 

a. The Lord sends him to Ninevah. 

b. He goes full of faith and enthusi- 
asm. 

c. All Ninevah repents. 

III. The Lord is Merciful. 

a. He hears the cries of the people. 

b. He repents of His threat unto 
them. 

Lesson Enrichment — Point of Contact: 
(The following story may be used as an 
approach to the lesson). A traveller who 
spent some time in Turkey, tells the fol- 
lowing little story which was told to him 
while he was there: "Every man," the 
story says "has two angels — one on his 
right shoulder, and another on his left. 
When he does anything good, the angel 
on his right shoulder writes it down in a 
book and seals it, because what is done 
is done forever. When he has done evil, 
the angel on his left shoulder writes it 
down; he waits till midnight; if before 
that time the man bows down his head 
and exclaims, 'Gracious Allah (God), I 
have sinned; forgive me!" the angel rubs 
it out with a sponge. If the man is not 
sorry and does not wish to be forgiven 
by midnight, the angel on the left shoul- 
der seals it, and the angel on the right 
shoulder weeps." ' . ... 

If this story is true, then Jonah, who 
was cast into the sea, had his mistake 
erased, because we believe it was long 
before midnight, when he cried unto the 
Lord to forgive him. When the teacher 
comments upon the prayer Jonah offers 
to God, she may read to the children the 
part which is written in Sunday School 
Lessons No. 67. If she will practice read- 
ing it aloud several times before going 
to class. It is no wonder the Lord for- 
gave Jonah for how could he be very bad 
when he could say from his heart a prayer 
like this one. 

Questions and Applications: When Jo- 



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nah was told to go to Ninevah the second 
time, how did he feel about it? How did 
his preaching affect the people? What did 
they do? Then what did the Lord do? Be- 
fore little folks of our age are baptized 
into the Church, how are we supposed to 
feel about our mistakes? When we are 
tempted to be angry as perhaps we have 
been some time in the past how may we 
stop ourselves? Some one has said, "When 



angry count ten." And by the time we 
have counted ten, we can see better what 
we are doing, then we are in a position to 
be sorry for our outburst of temper and 
we can keep it from getting worse. When 
little folks have done wrong, what are 
some of the little phrases they may say 
to those whom they have wronged, so 
that they will feel kinder toward them? 




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General Board Committee: 



Charles J. Ross, Chairman; George A. Holt, Vice Chairman; 
assisted by Inez Witbeck 



LESSONS FOR MAY 
First Sunday, May 4, 1930. 

THE CHILDREN'S PERIOD 

This is the period in which the chil- 
dren tell stories and truths as they look 
at pictures. Show the pictures used last 
month in the development of the lessons: 
the Death of Jesus, the Resurrection and 
the Ascension. (See last issue of The In- 
structor.) First let the children tell what 
Jesus is saying to His Father in Heaven 
as He kneels in the Garden of Gethsem- 
ane. Then have them tell of whom Jesus 
thinks as He is on the way to be cruci- 
fied; to name some of the others 
in the picture. Show the picture of the 
Angel and the Marys at the tomb and 
let the children tell what happened to 
Jesus Christ. Show the picture of Him 
talking with his disciples, etc. When Jesus 
awakened again He told his apostles that 
all who believed Him should never really 
die, but that they should go to live with 
Him. Where did Jesus go after He had 
been resurrected or after He had awaken- 
ed again? (Show picture) What does this 
tell us? Tell the story "Billie's Buttons" 
(found below) This will help the chil- 
dren to remember that all nature awakens 
again just about the time of year that 
Jesus awakened. 

Songs for the month: 

"Mother's Love," Patty Hill, page 74. 

"Love at Home," D. S. S. Songs. 

"Dearest Names" Frances K. Thomas- 
sen Song Book, page 54. 

"That Wonderful Mother of Mine." For 
sale at most music stores. 

Mothers' Day Gem and poem for the 
month: 

Second Sunday, May 11, 1930. 
"Safety First for Mother." 

"There is a boy in our town 

And he is very wise, 
He always stops and listens, 

And uses both his eyes." 

"He's never in a hurry, 

To get across the street 
He won't be run over, 

Because he is discreet." 



"He knows if he were injured 
His mother's heart would break 

So his rule is "Safety First," 
For his dear Mother's sake." 

Rest Exercise: 

Let us show our appreciation for 
mother by the way we treat her. The 
children will suggest ways of showing 
appreciation. Use these suggestions for 
rest exercises. 

Choose one child to act the suggestion 
instead of telling it. The others may guess 
what he is doing. 

For further suggestions on a Mothers' 
Day Program see The Instructor March 
1929, page 155. See also story "The King's 
Mother," same page. 

Third Sunday, May 18, 1930. 

Lesson 51. Father Lehi and His Family. 

Text: I Nephi 2; 3: 1-9; 5: 1-11; 7:1-5; 
16:8-10; 16, 28-29; 17:1-6; 18:4-8, 23-25. 

Helps: "Mother Stories from the Book 
of Mormon," W. A. Morton, page 15-17, 
20-6. ( 

Objectives: Appreciation of father's 
love and kindness brings the blessings of 
the Lord. 

Pictures: Use the picture "Finding the 
Liahona" in this issue of The Instructor. 

Organization of Material: 

I. Lehi and his family leave Jerusalem 

a. Lehi, a righteous man and an 
obedient servant 

His family. 

b. The journey taken at the request 
of the Lord 

II. Twice Lehi's sons return to their 
old home 

a. The Lord assists them to obtain 
the plates of brass 

b. He assists them also to bring 
Ishmael and his family 

III. The Lord sends the Liahona to guide 
them. 

a. In their continued journey in the 
wilderness 

b. It was a ball of fine brass, of 
curious workmanship. 

c. It guided according to their good 
deeds 

IV. They finally arrive in the Promised 

Land 

a. After much traveling on land and 
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The Lord instructed them in the 
building of their ship 

b. They pitched their tents and 
planted their seeds 

c. They found many animals 

d. They rejoiced in their new home 

Lesson Enrichment: Point of Contact: 
Owing to the length of the story of 
Father Lehi and his family, it would not 
be wise to spend too much time making 
the point of contact. However, the teach- 
er must skillfully point out to the chil- 
dren the honor which is due to the father 
of a family. Help them to recall some of 
the interesting things they did last Sun- 
day to honor the mothers. Then let them 
think of some one who buys their clothing, 
their food, their extra treats, who romps 
with them after work and who prays 
with mother for them when they are ill. 
Every boy and girl has two fathers, the 
father we see every day and our Father 
in Heaven. Think how fortunate we are 
to have both of them constantly doing 
kind things for us and the more we love 
them and try to please them the more they 
do for us. 

Questions— Application : 

When our Heavenly Father asked 
Father Lehi to take his family far away 
into a near land, what did he say? Then 
when Father Lehi was in trouble, who 
helped him? What kind of a compass did 
our Father in Heaven send Lehi to show 
'him the way to go? When did it work? 
When we say our prayers to our Heavenly 
Father what else do we say besides ask- 
ing Him for blessings? How do you feel 
towards your friends when they think to 
thank you for what you have done to 
them? 

So with every prayer we say to God, 
we should first thank Him for what He 
has already given us before asking Him 
for more blessings. To show our Heaven- 
ly Father we remember Him and His 
blessings to us, how many times a day 
shall we thank Him? 

Rest Exercises: 

Last Sunday we acted the children's 
suggestions on how to show appreciation 
for mother. Use the same thought today 
for father. Sing "Daddy's Home Coming." 
Kindergarten and Primary Songs. 

Use the memory gem suggested for 
Mothers' Day. 

Fourth Sunday, May 25, 1930. 

Lesson 52. Nephi Obtaining Food For 
the Family. 

Text: I Nephi 16:14-32. 

Helps: "Mother stories from the Book 



of Mormon," W. A. Morton, page 27-32. 

Objective: God blesses those who strive 
earnestly to help others. 

Pictures: Draw a picture of a bow and 
arrow on the blackboard for the children. 

Organization of Material: 

I. Nephi and his brothers damage their 
bows. 

a. While hunting in the wilderness. 

b. One bow was broken; the others 
had lost their springs. 

c. Their families were depending on 
these men for food. 

d. Great sorrow prevails in camp. 

II. Nephi goes again to hunt. 

a. He takes with him a new bow and 
arrow made of wood. 

b. As he leaves he pleads with his 
family to remember the Lord. 

c. The Lord directs the hunt. 

III. He obtains Food. 

a. Nephi follows the directions of 
the Liahona. 

b. He finds and brings home animals 
suitable for food. 

c. The whole camp rejoices. 

d. They give thanks unto God. 

Lesson Enrichment: Point of Contact: 
Let the children tell what it means to 
go camping. How do our fathers obtain 
food when we are camping in the moun- 
tains? What other food do we eat in these 
trips besides what we find in the moun- 
tains? Suppose there were no stores to buy 
canned milk, canned vegetables, bacon, 
flour, etc., to take along with us, what 
would we eat? Today's story tells about 
a large group of people who could not 
buy food at stores, but who depended 
wholly upon what they could find in the 
woods and in the mountains. 

Questions: Applications: 

Who do you suppose helped Nephi to 
make his wooden bow and arrow? Why 
did Nephi need so badly this bow and ar- 
row? Name some of the people Nephi 
was helping when he brought food home. 
To whom did all these people offer their 
thanks? We can't go camping just now 
and help father catch fish for breakfast, 
but whom can we help get breakfast 
in our own homes? Name some of the 
things we can put on the table. Whose 
little hands may we help wash for break- 
fast? 

Sing: "Forgiveness," Frances K. Thom- 
assen Kindergarten and Primary Songs. 
Rest Exercise: 

Let the children pretend that they are 
helping their brothers and sisters in the 
home. 



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The Story of a Rem. Dor, 

By Venice Parnsworth Anderson 

Chapter Five 

Pep Assists With The Laundry 
One frosty morning while Pep was 
taking- a nap in the sunshine on the 
back lawn, Patsy, a sweet little six- 
year-old girl, came down the sidewalk. 
In front of her trudged her two small 
brothers. They were carrying between 
them a new, bushel basket filled with 
freshly ironed clothes. With manly 
strides they carried the basket up 
Honey-girl's front steps and placed it 
on the door mat. 

Patsy was just about to ring the bell 
when Paul called, "Come on, Max! 
Let's go and play on the ice for a 
minute." 

There was a fine piece of smooth 
ice in Honey-girl's drive-way. Max 
was always ready for fun and so he 
skipped down the steps and scampered 
around the corner of the house after 
his older brother, Paul. 

For a few minutes the boys had 
great fun pushing each other back and 
forth on the slick ice. But suddenly 
their laughter turned to wild yells of 
terror. 

"Go way ! Go way !" shrieked Paul. 

"Ouch! Mama, mama! Help!" 
howled Max. 

Patsy's golden curls stood on end 
when she heard the dreadful screams 
of her brothers. She was so frightened 
that she would hardly move but she 
started at once to go to help her little 
brothers. 

But before she could get down the 



steps, around the corner of the house 
tore Paul. His hat was off, his hair 
was flying in the wind. His eyes were 
wide open with fear and at every step 
he screeched, "Go away, go away!" 

He was too frightened to stop even 
when he reached Patsy. He dashed 
past her and stumbled up the steps. As 
quickly as he could, he climbed up on 
the porch railing and stood clinging 
to the upright post. 

Just a few steps behind Paul, came 
Alax. He was trying to run fast, too, 
but he was putting most of his strength 
into screaming. His legs were going 
up and down instead of forward. 

Right at his heels pranced Pep. He 
was barking, wagging his tail and 
jumping around in great glee. He 
thought the boys were having a grand 
time and the louder they yelled, the 
louder Pep barked and the faster went 
his tail. * 

At every bound or two, he sprang 
on his hind legs and gave Max a play- 
ful little push in the back. At each push, 
Max pawed the air and screeched as 
if a lion were clawing him. 

He finally got to the porch and 
tumbled up the steps. When he had 
reached the top, he glanced back over 
his shoulder. There was the dreadful 
dog still with him. 

"Go way! Go way!" he howled and 
darted over to Patsy who stood trem- 
bling by the basket of clothes. 

Pep opened his mouth good-natured-, 
ly and trotted up the steps. Max 
whirled around Patsy, nearly knock- 
ing her down. Pep gave a bark of 
delight and trotted around her, too. 
Patsy stood helplessly clutching the 
basket while boy and dog rushed past 
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you could not tell whether Max was 
chasing Pep or Pep was chasing Max. 

Unexpectedly Max's foot slipped 
and down he fell on the porch floor. 

"Whoof, Whoof!" yipped Pep as 
he poked Max's hat off and nipped his 
ears. Then down the porch he capered 
carrying Max's cap with him. 

On the way, he caught sight of 
Paul's shoe laces which were hanging 
over the porch railing. Instantly Pep 
tossed the hat into the air and ran over 
to pull at the dangling laces. 

Paul knew what was coming and 
kicked wildly in the air. With joyous 
little barks, Pep sprang back and forth 
trying to catch Paul's foot. At every 
kick, Paul nearly lost his balance and 
fell head-long. 

Just when poor little Patsy was al- 
most frantic, Honey-girl opened the 
front door and asked, "Why, what in 
the world is the matter?" 

"The dog, the d-dog," sobbed Pat- 
sy. 

"He won't hurt you, he's only play- 
ing with you," screamed Honey-girl at 
the top of her voice. But Paul was 
yelling so loud that neither the boys 
nor Patsy could hear Honey-girl. 

"Come in, come in!" she called as 
she pushed the screen door open a wee 
bit. 

The children made a furious rush 
for the open door and squeezed 
through just in time to shut Pep's 
nose out. 

But scarcely was the inner door 
safely closed when Patsy heard an 
alarming noise outside. The children 
hurried to the front window and stood 
with their mouths open in dismay. 

Pep was into the basket of clean 
clothes. Rip, rip went the paper from 
the top as his sharp teeth tore through 
it. Into the midst of the snowy linens 
burrowed his black head. Suddenly 
over his back there came a shower of 
white bibs, pink rompers and starched 
dresses. 

"Oh, he's spoiling everything !" sob' 
bed Patsy. 



"Stop that, you rascal," commanded 
Honey-girl stamping her foot. 

Pep stopped long enough to give the 
children an amused glance, then he 
went on rumaging through the bas- 
ket. By some chance he slipped his 
fore paws through the shoulder straps 
of a dainty pink silk slip belonging to 
Mrs. Darrow. With this trailing after 
him, he pranced around the basket 
until he caught sight of a fluffy, white 
cap, David's very best. Pep played ball 
with this until it fell on his ear and 
stuck there. Then Pep marched up and 
down the porch wagging his tail so 
that his pink train switched back and 
forth in a comical manner. 

Honey-girl could not help laughing 
at him, he made such a funny sight, 
but she said wisely, "We'll have to get 
him in here or he will tear my mama's 
best clothes." 

"Oh no, no, don't do that !" shriek- 
ed both boys at once. 

"Why not? He won't hurt you," 
said Honey-girl. "I'll show you how 
to play with him." 

Before the boys could stop her, she 
threw upen the door and called, "Here 
Pep, here Pep." 

Pep, adoring his little mistress, came 
bounding into her arms. 

"You naughty dog," she scolded. But 
her arms encircled his neck and her 
eyes beamed into his. 

Pep nearly went wild with joy. He 
tried to lick her all over and finally 
threw himself to the floor and em- 
braced her feet with his paws. 

"Doesn't he bite you?" whispered 
Paul as he peeked cautiously from be- 
hind a chair. 

"Of course he doesn't bite ; he loves 
me," said Honey-girl. "He will love 
yon, too, if you are good to him." 

"May I pat him?" asked Patsy as 
she timidly put her slender fingers on 
his back. 

Pep beat the floor with his tail to 
show how much he liked this. Soon 
Patsy was stroking his soft fur back 
and forth with a gentle hand. 



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Still "half afraid, Max began to 
crawl from under the table where he 
had hidden when Pep came in. 

"Yip, yip !" barked Pep and scooted 
over to greet him. 

Max gave a frightened gasp and 
crawled hurriedly back. 

"Come out and hug him!" ordered 
Honey-girl. 

Max hesitated an instant and then, 
ashamed to let his sister be braver 
then he, threw his chubby arms around 
Pep's neck. 

Pep snuggled up to him and a minute 
later, boy and dog were rolling to- 
gether on the floor in a friendly tussle. 

When Mama-dear and David-boy 
came home from their walk, the clothes 
were still out on the front porch. In- 
side, the children were shrieking with 
laughter. They were playing no-bears- 
out-tonight, with Pep as the bear. 

Chapter Six 
Pep Gets His Nose Scratched. 

Pep was an inquisitive, friendly little 
pup and liked to go visiting around the 
neigbhorhood. During these trips, he 
met many people and became acquaint- 
ed with all sorts of dogs. He loved most 
of all a beautiful, Scotch collie, named 
Dixie. She had been a full grown 
dog when Pep came to live at his new 
home and had come to play by the 
hour with him when he was a wee, 
lonely puppy, tied up in the back lot. 
Pep had been glad to let her drink part 
of his milk no matter how often she 
came into the lot and to let her play 
toss with the rag doll that David-boy 
had given him. 

All Pep's playmates, however, were 
not so nice as Dixie. There was Mut, 
a dreadful looking bulldog, who was 
forever having a fight with some dog. 
He had scars all over his back and head 
showing how many battles he had been 
in. Then there was Skeezix. He was 
a common, little white dog with a pe- 
culiar black spot around one eye and 
a doughnut-shaped tail. But Skeezix 



was always good natured and Pep 

loved to wrestle with him. 

Mike, a pure bred, Irish setter, lived 
up the street. He thought he was aw- 
fully important and used to try to boss 
all the other dogs in the neighborhood. 
If any dog found an especially nice rub- 
ber to play with or a good bone, Mike 
immediately tried to steal it. He did 
not know how to play nicely but al- 
ways started a quarrel wherever he 
appeared. Most of the dogs were afraid 
of him and sneaked off as soon as he 
came around. Pep hated Mike because 
he was always bothering Dixie. If 
ever Pep found Mike in his back lot, 
there was sure to be a fight'. 

But one day Pep found an unex- 
pected visitor that was almost as bad 
as Mike. He had been off for a long 
run with Dixie through the open 
country toward the canyons and had 
come back home tired out, but happy. 
He was walking past a clump of bushes 
toward his favorite resting place in 
the sunshine beside the garage, when 
he suddenly smelled a strange odor. 
He paused, one foot in the air, to get 
a better sniff. He did not like this new 
odor. It made his tail stiffen and his 
ears stand up. He growled softly and 
stepped cautionsusly toward the bushes' 
where the smell seemed to come from 

"Pff, pff, spt," sounded an angry 
voice from the midst of the shrubs. 

Pep was furious at being spoken to 
in that manner in his own back yard. 
He gave a challenging bark and leaped 
straight for the clump of bushes. 

But an instant later, he gave a yelp 
of surprise and pain and sprang back, 
shaking his head and sniffing angrily. 
Blood was oozing slowly from two long 
scratches on his nose. Right after him 
a huge grey cat, moved out of the 
bushes, her eyes glowing, all her claws 
extended. Her tail was swollen to 
twice its natural size and her back 
was arched in a threatening manner. 

Pep did not know what in the world 
to do with so strange an animal. He 
had never met a cat before and did not 



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know how to fight anything that seemed 
to bite with its paws. He drew back to 
a safe distance and began to lick the 
blood from his injured nose. His nose 
burned like fire. He was furious at 
pussy but he did not care to run against 
her sharp claws again so he began 
to bark in his gruffest voice. He 
thought that would frighten her to 
death. But just when he was making 
the loudest noise, pussy began to walk 
slowly away, watching him out of the 
corner of her eye as if she were not one 
bit afraid. 

Pep could not see her claws when 
she was walking and so he dashed af- 
ter her. But puss did not get at all ex- 
cited. She turned suddenly, gave him 
one more lash with her needle-like 
claws, made a quick run, two 
graceful bounds, and an instant later 
was far above Pep's head, safe in the 
branches of an apple tree. 

Pep was more furious than ever and 



tore around and around the apple 
tree barking and yelping. The cat sat 
contentedly on the branch of the tree 
and watched him disdainfullly. The 
louder he barked, the more contented 
she looked. 

Just when he was almost splitting 
his lungs trying to make more noise, 
Dixie came into the lot. Pep expected 
her to come up and help him bark, but 
Dixie was too wise. She had tackled a 
cat once, too, when she was a young 
dog and still remembered how it felt 
to get scratched. She simply looked 
into the tree and walked sedately away. 

Pep rubbed his injured nose and de- 
cided that maybe it would be just as 
well for him, too, in the future to pay 
no attention to such impolite animals 
as cats. He remembered very well how 
they smelled and always managed to 
have business elsewhere when there 
was one of them around. 

(To be Continued) 



Little Girl Gay 

Only a moment to Fantasy Land, 

Piloted there by a firm little hand, 

Feted with wonders the whole of the way, 

To the Realm that is ruled by My Little Girl Gay. 

Only a step to the garden out there. 
Where every blown leaf is a fairykin rare, 
Where nothing is troubled and nothing is sad, 
And everything laughs with My Little Girl Glad. 

Only a wish and the world is made new, 
Peopled with make-believe, better than true, 
Kingdoms whose princes would tell if they could, 
Her monarch of all is My Little Girl Good. 

Only a wink from the night to the dawn, 

Only a span and the years will be gone, 

Only a pause in the day's busy whirl — 

And where will I find her-^MY Little Gay Girl? 

Troubled and wondering — altered — O Time ! 
What will you do to My Little Girl Mine ! 
Temper the winds that the sunshine may stay — 
Keep her, O keep her, My Little Girl Gay ! 

— Bertha A. Kleinman 



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Best original verses of not to exceed twenty lines. 
Best original stories of not to exceed three hundred words. 
Best amateur photographs, any size. 
Best original drawings, Black and white. 

Every contribution must bear the name, age and address of the sender, and must 
be endorsed by teacher, parent or guardian as original. 

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must be black and white on plain white paper, and must not be folded 

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Street, Salt Lake City, Utah. 



An Exciting Experience 

The most exciting experience I ever 
had occurred when I was staying with 
my cousin in Murray, Utah, August, 
1929- 

My cousin and her friends had 
formed a club which met every Tues- 
day. I was to go as a visitor. When 
we got there I got acquainted with all 
the children. Bill was the oldest, being 
fifteen, and therefore the leader of the 
club. Someone suggested playing 
"Run, sheep, run!" Everyone agreed 
to this, so we started playing. Bill was 
on our side. It was our turn to hide. 
Someone said, "Let's hide in the 
barn!" 

The barn was long and low, and the 
back of it was hanging off the cliff. 
We had to take a big step around the 
corner of the barn to get in without 
falling down the cliff and into the 
Jordan river below. Bill helped me in, 
otherwise I would not have gotten in 
at all. It was dark and we had to feel 
our way around. The hay was soft 
under our feet and my fear was begin- 
ning to disappear when I heard a 
growl. It sounded like a cat. Every- 
one scrambled for the entrance, taking 



care only of themselves. My cousin 
stopped long enough to tell me it was 
the hydrophobia cat, and then she ran. 
I was not sure of myself when I 
started, then my foot slipped and I 
was just ready to drop, when someone 
grabbed my hand. It was Bill. A 
moment more and I would have been 
sailing down the Jordan. 
Age 10 Charlotte Webb., 

254 East 2nd St., 
Mesa, Arizona 

The Latter-day Prophet 

Joseph Smith was a prophet and seer 
Sent by God to assist man here. 
His mission was to reveal to man 
The true and only gospel plan. 

Many have gathered into the fold, 
Receiving the sacred gifts of old, 
Which tend to give the will and might 
To all who seek eternal life. 

You or I may come or go 
To do good or evil, but this we know : 
The Priesthood of God is here to dwell 
And finish the fight against Satan and 
hell. 

Age 11. Norman Barker, 

35 Windsor Road, 
Ipswich, Suffolk, England 



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A Day at the Circus 

The morning- of the circus was 
bright and clear. Our town is forty- 
miles away from where the circus was, 
so we had to start early or we would 
be late. It seemed a long time before 
we got there but at last we arrived. 
We went down to the Circus Grounds 
and saw people riding on elephants' 
trunks. We heard the tigers growl. 
We saw lions jump through hoops. 
We saw snakes twist and curl, and 
monkey's climb poles. We had fun 
at the circus. I was sorry when we 
had to go. 

Age 9. Carol Brown, 

Fairview, Wyoming. 

Mother 

Mother, with locks of silvery gray, 
Mother, with hands that never stray; 
She with hands so withered and old, 
Still I love her hands to hold. 

Mother, always so happy and jolly, 

Driving away all that's folly. 

She keeps the home so sunny and 

bright, 
That it is always a beautiful sight. 

How nice it seems when she tucks us 
in bed, 

And kisses us each on our small fore- 
head, 

Then to the fireside she goes to sit, 

And she quietly begins to knit. 

Then I hear her sweetly sing, 

So joyfully, as if everything 

In this wonderful world were bright, 

Then presently hums a soft goodnight. 

Age 12. Beth Nielsen, 

Box 246, Mackay, Idaho 

A Little Helper 

Dear Editor : 

When I was a younger girl than I 
am now, I used to wish I could write 
to the Juvenile Instructor- Now I am 
trying to write. I came from Garland, 
Utah, about nineteen months ago, to 
Montana. I loved Sunday School be- 



fore I came here. And now I like to 
go here at Chinook. Sometimes I play 
for them to sing at Sunday School. 
And I am glad because I like to help 
in some way. I help some at home, 
too, since my Mama has been in the 
hospital a whole year. I also have a 
little brother to look after. I go to 
school. Am in the fifth grade. 
Age 10. Dorothy Dalton, 

Chinook, Montana 

Our Dogs 

We have an old dog we have had for 
nine years. We named him Speedy, be- 
cause he could run so fast. The other 
day our cousin Foch wanted to give us 
a little pup. He was so cute that Mother 
consented for us to have him. Speedy 
took one look at him and was so in- 
sulted that he went to the woodpile and 
pouted for days, and wouldn't even 
come for his meals. 

The pup and the kitten are now 
great friends, and we hope some day 
Speedy and the pup will be friends, too. 
Age 9. L. Harvey Brewer, 

Pinedale, Arizona 

The Greatest Things I 

Should be Thankful For 

I am thankful for the privilege I 
have of attending Sunday School, 
where I learn what the Lord requires 
of me, so that I can prepare myself to 
be useful in His work. 

I am thankful for parents, who 
teach me correct principles, and help 
me to see the beauties of the Gospel. 

I am thankful for home and brothers 
and sisters and for my teachers one 
and all who strive each day to teach 
me something that will enrich my life 
and make me better able to withstand 
temptation. 

I am thankful for health and 
strength and that I have been blessed 
with a strong body and mind so I can 
appreciate and enjoy the beauties all 
around me. Beatrice Judd. 

Age 9. Colonia Churichupa, 

Chih., Mexico. 
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you have a picture of Grandma Winkums's JI1I2!ns- 

Now Grandpa Winkums had carried jn big logs of 
wood to build a roaring WfP in the Jiff I , to warm 
all the little i^Jl ,and^T> before the grandchildren 
took them up to put them to sleep in the pretty white 
&^^^ v , under the soft quilts. Bye and bye Grandpa 
Winkums's *4> #>* went shut as he fell asleep in his 

and Grandma Win- 



rocking 




kums's head began to nod. So 
upstairs they all went to bed. 
Polly Winkums was sitting on her 
perch inside of her pretty green 
But the 






was shut. Now Polly wanted to get 
out and "eat the lovely cooky U% with the big 
& * made of raisins. But you see — she could n*^ 



Mar. 1930 



POLLY WINKUMS 



205 



My I how quiet everything was. And how dark! 

What was that? Polly opened her ears wide to listen. 

"Oh, it's just the" 'f f^J/| ," laughed Polly softly. 

And what was that? "Why just a 
little 4QV / laughed Polly again. 
Then what was that? No, it was 

not a «4iEV tni $ time nor tne «/L\^k 



* Fire ! fire ! * called Polly. ' Open the 
Fire! fire!** 
Down came Grandpa Winkums with one M* 
01* Down came Grandma Winkums in her night- 
mV 4 . '* Ha-ha-ha ! ** laughed Polly. But no 
indeed! a burning stick had set the rug on hie. 
Grandpa ran for a JJSK of water and Grandma 
got the^^r • Down came the little grandchildren, 
their bare -~£g£L^ 




going pitter, 



patter on the jdjF 



"Open the^'Hi*' cried 
Polly Winkums. When Grandma 



openea the 




Polly flew 




straight to the lovely cooky boy 
with big -3 %» made of raisins. 
"I don't care," said Grandma Winkums, ''for every- 
thing would have burned if Polly had not wakened us/ 



FUN 



THE 





BONE 




What's That? 

America isn't a melting pot, it's a de- 
canter. — Judge. 

An Absolute Cure 

The first real cure for dandruff was in- 
vented by a Frenchman. He called it the 
guillotine. — Judge. 

An Easy Solution 

''What is the solution of the reckless 
driving problem?" asks a contemporary. 
It can be given in a sentence. — Passing 
Show. 

Figures Don't Lie— If Remembered 

A professor once spent some time figur- 
ing out why professors are absent-mind- 
ed. He forgot the answer. — Judge. 

She Won 

Applicant— If I may say so, I'm pretty 
smart. I've won several cross-word and 
wise-crack contests. 

Employer — Yes, but I want someone 
who can be smart during office hours. 

Applicant — I did this during office 
hours. 

The Worst Yet 

Mrs. Nexdore — Did you hear that Scot- 
ty MacMean's baby almost died of air 
colic? 

Mrs. Naybor — No, how did that hap- 
pen. 

Mrs. Nexdore — MacMean thought he 
could fool the baby by painting its nurs- 
ing bottles the color of milk. 

Two Great Rides. 

Mose Melonwater went for a ride in an 
air plane. When he came down he said to 
the pilot: "Thank yo' boss, fo' dem two 
rides." 

"Two rides?' said the aviator. "You've 
only had one!" 

"No, sah," exclaimed the negro, "Ah 
had two — mah fust and mah last." 



Warning! 

Never shift your mouth into high gear 
until you are sure your brain is turning 
over. — Boston Beanpot. 

The Only Way. 

Fuller Sapp — I say, Rosaline, what 
would I have to give for just one little 
kiss? 

Rosaline — Chloroform ! 

A Little Too Late 

When they pulled the professor, half 
drowned, from the water, he sputtered, 
"How exasperating: I've just recalled the 
fact that I can swim."— Tit Bits. 

Too Fast For Lamby 

Teacher — Mary, why doesn't the lamb 
follow you to school nowadays? 

Mary — What, with me driving 40 
miles an hour? 

Why Certainly 

Teacher — "Can anyone tell me how 
macaroni is made?" 

Johnny— "First you take a big long hole 
and then you wrap some dough around 

it." 

Can't Be Done 

Him — You know, dear, I've been think- 
ing over our argument and I've decided to 
agree with you. 

Her — Well, it won't do you any good. 
I've changed my mind. 

Too Much "Juice" 

• 

A local automobile retailer was charged 
with assault and battery, and brought 
before the judge. 

Judge (to prisoner): What is your 
name, occupation, and what are you 
charged with? 

Prisoner^ My name is Sparks. I am 
an electrician, and I am charged with 
battery. 

Judge (after recovering his equilib- 
rium) : Officer, put this guy in a dry cell. 



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NE W" THRILLING" 
INSPIRING! 

This new history spans Century One of the organized ex- 
istence of the Church, complete to the end of the Centen- 
nial Conference, April 6, 1930. It is rich in narrative and 
complete in detail, the six volumes covering such moment- 
ous themes as: ORIGINS, MARTYRDOM, EXODUS, EN- 
SIGN, EXPANSION and CONSOLIDATION. 

A Comprehensive History 
of the Church 

By B. H. Roberts 

Never has the story of "Mormonism" and the pioneering 
of the West been told so fully and with such vivid charm of 
style. An inspiring set of books for the Latter-day Saint 
home! 

Write for full details or see this new History on 

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Continued from page 207) 

A Good Sunday School Record 

Dear Editor: 

I was reading in The Juvenile In- 
structor some of the records made by 
different ones. I was wondering if 
you had room to print my Mama and 
Daddy's record in the Grant Sunday 
School. It think it a wonderful record 
and hope I can make one like it. My 
Daddy has taught the Second Inter- 
mediate Class for twenty-five years 
and Mama has taught with him ever 
since they were married, twenty years 
this October. Neither one of them has 
been released during that time and 
both have a good record in attendance. 
Their names are Warren and Pearl 
Webster. I will close hoping to see 
this in The Instructor. 
Age 9. Aileen Webster. 

Grant, Idaho 

"This Is The Place" 

When the pioneers were at Council 
Bluffs (camped one night), an officer 
rode into camp. He was sent there to 
ask the pioneers for five hundred men 
to fight against Mexico. There was 
much sorrow then. The daughters and 
mothers regretted to see their fathers, 
husbands and brothers go off to war, 
though they did their best to encourage 
them, for they wanted to do their best 
for their country. When the battalion 
left, the rest stayed at the place called 
Winter Quarters. The next spring, they 
started on their journey again. While 
going they had many diseases. One 
was mountain fever, and another one 
was the "Black Canker," for many 
days they traveled. One day Brigham 
Young told them that they would soon 
be there. On July 24th, 1847, Brigham 
Young rode on top of a grassy ridge 
and waved his hand down the other- 
side and said, "This is the place." They 
then traveled on for another one-half 
mile, when they reached a little creek 
where they settled down and built 
homes. They still had many hardships. 
In the year of 1850, Great Salt Lake 
was a large center in the Great West. 

Age 12. Grace Palmer. 

Park Valley, Utah. 

(Continued on page 215) 




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There is a goodness about each 
piece that shows the results of 
good making and of using good 
material. That is why GLADE'S 
CANDY is generally favored. 

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Wasatch 4180 Wasatch 4181 


"More than 40 Years of Knotting How" 




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Here Is an unusual opportunity — based on a proved plan — to acquire a Modern Home 
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A post card mailed to the MIDVALE HOME FINANCE CORPORATION, will bring you a 
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THE 

PRESCRIPTION 
PHARMACY 

351 South Main Street 

Salt Lake's leading prescription 
and professional drug store, ren- 
ders to the medical profession and 
the public a day and night service 
unexcelled. PHONE— Was. 6096 



A LAUNDRY SERVICE 
FOR EVERY HOME 

Paramount 
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Phone 1920 



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(Continued from page 213) 

I Wrote a Note to Santa 

I wrote a note to Santa, 

To ask him if he'd call. 
I said, "I would a dolly like — 

You see, I'm rather small. 

You know I don't want very much, 

But I do want a pram; 
A bunny would be very nice, 

Or else a woolly lamb. 

I really, really, really want 

A tricycle to ride; 
I'd also like a pretty purse 

To hang down at my side. 

Of course you know I'd like some 
sweets, 

And plenty nuts and fruit. 
I wouldn't mind so very much 

A little toy tin flute. 

I fear that I have tired you, 

But I'll add another line, 
If there's not enough for someone else, 

Then just take some of mine. 
Age 14. Vera Douglas, 

15 Henyon Ave., 
Mt. Eden, Auckland, N. Z. 

The Farmer Boy 

I am a merry farmer boy, 
I waste no time to play. 
I am up at six in the morning, 
And go to work for the day. 

And when I work I do my best, 
I work the whole day long; 
And when I'm through I rest awhile, 
That's why I'm big and strong. 
Age 10. Keith Bowen, 

Bennett, Utah 

Honorable Mention 

Charles Allred, Bennett, Utah. 
Walter P. Cable, Roberts, Idaho. 
Jack Davies, Reno, Nevada. 
Milton Eberhard, Melba, Idaho. 
Garth Edde, Casper, Wyoming. 
Roy M. Hoagland, Melba, Idaho. 
Weldon J. Lunt, Duncan, Arizona. 
W. O. Melvin, Jr., Columbus, Ga. 
Vaundell Hyrum Neilsen, Preston, Idaho. 
Elaine Perkins, Monticello, Utah. 
Theda Plumb, St. David, Arizona. 
Morris Pratt, Col. Dublan, Mexico. 
Verda Ray, Gilbert, Arizona. 
Ethel Striffler, Ogden, Utah. 
Permelia Tietjen, Bluewater, New Mex. 
Mary Thorly, Otto, Wyoming. 
Leorial Waters, Rigby, Idaho. 
Jennie Whitaker, Burley, Idaho. 
Thora Whitaker, Burley, Idaho. 
Frank Whitaker, Burley, Idaho. 
Wanda Wilde, Melba, Idaho. 



Latter-day 
Saints Garments 

Arc Made Beautiful 
and Durable 

Latter-day Saint Garments are not or- 
dinary merchandise, yet we charge below 
ordinary prices, paying the postage. No 
agent's commission. Send bust measure, 
height, weight. Marked, 15c extra. Say 
Old or New Style. Heavy weights, long 
legs and sleeves. Light, usually short 
Temple pattern. Double backs, 25c extra. 

Ladies 

Ladies' silk and wool, mixed, medium, 

light weight 
No. 

81 Flat Weave $ .95 

82 Ribbed Light Weight 1.25 

83 Fine Quality Cotton...... 1.50 

862 Fine Mercerized Lisle. 1.95 

822 Silk Stripe, Med. Wt 1.50 

821 Extra Fine Silk Stripe 1.95 

826 Rayon, Old Style 3.45 

25c extra for double backs. 

Men 

Men's New Style, Med. Wt. Part Wool, 

$1.95 
No. 

92 Ribbed Light Wt $1.25 

93 Ribbed Extra Fine 1.50 

925 Med. Light Wt 1.75 

97 Med. Wt., Silk Stripe 1.95 

975 Med. Heavy Wt 1.75 

9107 Wool and Cotton Mix 3.75 

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Salt Lake 
Knitting Store 

Phone Wasatch 2820 
Salt Lake City, Utah 



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"IDEAL" Coal is mined in the 
famous Rock Springs district of 
Wyoming. For a quick, hot, clean 
fire it has no equal. Try it. 
"GORDON CREEK" Utah Coal 
produces less ash, soot and clinkers 
than any other Utah coal. You'll 
like it. 

Ask your local dealer for "Ideal" 
or "Gordon Creek" coals. 

Ideal Coal 
Company 

Miners and Shippers 
General Offices, Ogdtn, Utah 



Springtime 

Is Decorating Time — 
Inside and Outside the Home — 

Use 

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PAINT PRODUCTS 
"For the Adornment and Protec- 
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CITY 

CONVENIENCES 
ON THE FARM 

Running water piped to farm 
kitchens and bathrooms means 
that the liquid wastes must be 
piped out to a place of safe dis- 
posal. Build a concrete septic 
tank to handle these dangerous 
wastes safely. Costs nothing to 
operate — requires no attention. 

Information Free 

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CONCRETE FOR PERMANENCE 
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AUTOMATIC 

AIR VOLUME 

w / CONTROL 



The Myers Self-Oiling Home Water System 

PATENTED 
SELF-OILING 

Complete 

Automatic 

Control 

Air Bound or 

Water Logged 

Tanks Eliminated 

No Personal 
Attention 
Necessary 

Designed for 

Operation from 

any kind of City 

Current or from 

Farm Lighting and 

Power Systems 

For use in Cisterns 

or Shallow Wells 

up to 122 feet in 

Depth 

CAPACITY 

250 Gals. 
Per Hour 

300 Gals. 
Per Hour 

Floor Space 

25" x 29" x 52" 

High 

The Myers Self-Oiling Home Water System is automatic. Its operation 
is controlled by an electric switch which automatically starts the Pump when 
the pressure in the tank falls to 20 pounds and stops the Pump when the 
pressure reaches 40 pounds. The pressure is always maintained between these 
two points. The maximum pressure can be raised as high as 50 pounds if 
desired; however, 40 pounds is recommended. 

The air supply in the tank is controlled by the Automatic Air Volume 
Control. No personal attention necessary. 

PRICE LIST, Represented by Fig. 2510 

For Full Information on Your Water Problems Write 

Consolidated Wagon & Machine Co. 

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QUICK : CLEAN : EASY : ECONOMICAL 

This describes the Old American System of Re-Roofing right over the old wood 
ehingles with OLD AMERICAN ASPHALT SHINGLES. Successful on thous- 
ands of homes. Ask us about it. No obligation. 




Phone Was. 8943 



1764 Beck St. Salt Lake City 



Avoid carbon-forming Oils 

— they damage Modern Motors 

Many oils that are otherwise good lubricants have 
a tendency to form hard carbon when they burn. The 
carbon they leave is deposited within the motor caus- 
ing all manner of troubles. 

Shell Motor Oil, a fine new lubricant made by a new 
process, does not form hard carbon. It forms only a 
little soft soot that blows away through the exhaust. 

SHELL MOTOR OIL 




PERSIAN HAIR OIL 



The ideal hair dressing for grooming the hair — if used as 
directed it will leave the hair lustrous and the scalp free from 
dandruff. Insist on Persian Brand. It costs no more than imita- 
tions. Ask your barber or write to — 

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Salt Lake City, Utah 



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well treated and want to come again. 

Winter Hate $30 to $85 per month 



The Dinwoodey Furniture Co. 

Utah's oldest Mercantile establishment, was organized in 1857, just 10 years 
after the Pioneers entered Salt Lake Valley. Since its inception the Din- 
woodey Furniture Co. has grown steadily, always keeping pace with the wonder- 
ful development of the Intermountain country ; maintaining its leadership by 
constantly selling only that kind of home furnishings that would give lasting 
service, and complete satisfaction, and merchandise that is steadily built of 
honest materials, and designed with true regard for the unchanging principles 
of beauty. 



The knowledge of skilled interior decorators is yours for the asking:. Din- 
woodey's maintains a corps of trained men ready to advise you on window treat- 
ment, furniture arrangement, color schemes — on any subject within their spher* — 
without charge. If you wish, they will make appointment to consult with you iiv 
your home. 



Let Dinwoodey's help you with your Home Furnishing problems, and re- 
member you always pay less at Dinwoodey's. 



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SOLD EVERYWHERE 

Varieties 

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Khaki and Peggy 

clothes, Dutch Cut for 

Girls 

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Denim 



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We Give S. & H. Green Stamps With Every Purchase 

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